Exclusive Video: Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship Underway

VIDEO: Golf Digest Middle East editor Robbie Greenfield reflects on a mouth-watering contest between Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy.

Play is underway at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, the season-opener to the 2013 European Tour season and one of the most prestigious events on the calendar.

Rory McIlroy, fresh from signing his big-money deal with new sponsor Nike is playing with stablemate and 14-time major winner Tiger Woods in this morning’s headline group.

For more from both these stars and some course analysis by Danny Jakubowski, the director of instruction at Abu Dhabi Golf Club, here is Golf Digest Middle East’s in-depth preview of this year’s championship.