The upcoming Dubai Ladies Masters 2016 is expected to be thrilling affair for all golf lovers.
Here we bring you a list of eight stars to watch out for as the competition kicks off on December 7.
The three-time champion, also the highest-ranked player in the field, will be facing a tough competition from her competitors. Feng is also the defending champions and an Olympic bronze winner. She would be wanting to make a good return on one of her happiest hunting ground.
Pettersen will have a fantastic showdown on her hands against Feng, when the tournament begins at Emirates Golf Club. She has a great LPGA season behind her too. She is a two-time major champion and will be making her Dubai debut.
The 20-year-old captured the Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour championship and should impress at Dubai too.
Having already secured the LET Order of Merit for the year, Allen will be looking to put the icing on the cake when she sets her eyes at Dubai Ladies Masters. A win would just be the perfect finish to the year.
The LET Rookie of the Year and also a winner of back-to-back titles before the coming Dubai Masters. She has moved up the Order of Merit and a good performance at Dubai will be a fitting end to this year of hers.
With what will be her 10th straight appearance at Dubai Ladies Masters, Davies just does not look like she’s done just yet, at 52, proving age is just a number.
Spiranac, had a forgetful last visit to Dubai. Although she has said that she is more motivated and the experience with cyberbullying has made her tougher. Spirinac always attracts plenty of eyeballs.
The Thai star is a LPGA Tour player and having won the tournament in 2013, could turn out to be a fine competitor for the crown this time.
Europe Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke will return to the greens this month after a period away from playing the game.
The 48-year-old who won the Open Championship in 2011 put aside his clubs to focus on preparing Team Europe in the best possible way for September’s Ryder Cup.
“I have my life back again to go towards my own golf and now I have time to put the work into my game,” Clarke told Sport360.
The Ulsterman played the Gary Player Invitational in South Africa this week and will play at Alfred Dunhill and Leopard Creek soon.
On the potential change of the Ryder Cup qualification process, he said: “The process has been very successful. This time the Americans played a little bit better, holed more putts than we did. I don’t think there is any necessity for a knee jerk reaction to change.”