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ByTheMinGolf

Morning all (It's actually 12.45 where I am but who's counting?) ....Lawrence Donegan here with coverage of the Abu Dhabi golf.

There's no TV pictures yet and won't be for another 20 minutes. Still, I can tell you that Rory bogied the first...

Meanwhile, Fowler has birdied the first to move to -14 ...five ahead of Rory. Can he spot Fowler 5 shots and still win? ...we'll see..

You would have to be daft not to pick Fowler and I'm not daft. But keep an eye on Peiters, an 11-foot tall Belgian with a great swing...

Here's a cheeky wee leaderboard before we go any further...

Aye aye...Poulter has birdied the opening two holes. Moves to -11 and second place. Not bad for an old bloke... #40 #TheNew50

And Spieth just bogey the fifth. Level par for the day and tied for 18th...Ah well..The $2 million appearance fee will have to suffice.

Still waiting for the golf to come on the TV...trying to find John Huggan to come on here for na wee chat..he's ignoring me tho....typical.

Just realised Poulter is playing Rory...is beating him by three shots after 2 holes. decent start for the englishman, to say the least.

Thank god.. That's the golf channel coverage coming on...