The wind is pumping and the rough is up for the second leg of the Desert swing at the Qatar Masters in Doha. All the ingredients for some high scoring, and on early evidence of the scores. this is proving correct.
Ian Poulter and Camilo Villegas (Both pictured right) are both back in action this week, and Poulter will be looking to go one better after last weeks second place finish in Abu Dhabi. He was in a buoyant mood on the range, with his Mp3 player plugged in for a serious practice session. As always he was looking dapper, and the stylish pair of ICON MyJoys rounded off his outfit.
Henrik Stenson is a man fond of the Doha golf course, and will be looking to add to the crown he won here in 2006. As always Stenson was working hard on all aspects of his game and his coach Pete Cowen was never too far from his side.
FootJoy Sport is beginning to catch the eye of players, with Pablo Larrazabal, Danny Willet and Paul Waring all placing orders for the new style. Larrazabal commented that FootJoy Sport "were the most comfortable FootJoy shoes I have ever worn" This is great testament to the shoe from the 2008 French Open winner.
An invite in the field this week is FootJoy ambassador Erik Compton (pictured bottom right), who has made the long journey over from the US. After 4 flights and two days of no luggage or golf clubs, this week is sure to test him to his limits. However Erik has overcome greater obstacles in his life than this, and at the age of 30, is on to his third heart after having two heart replacement operations. We wish him well this week.
Players are still placing shoe orders for the rest of the 2010 season. These are coming in thick and fast, and the FootJoy loyalists are making the most out of the MyJoy options available to them
This week in Doha, FootJoy is the number choice, with 57% of the players choosing to put their trust, and their feet in FootJoy.