Dubai:India's highest ranked golfer Jeev Milkha Singh has been paired with Spanish Ryder Cup star Miguel Angel Jiminez and 2007 winner Henrik Stenson when he tees off in the Dubai Desert Classic on Thursday.
Apart from Jeev, three other Indians - Jyoti Randhawa, SSP Chowrasia and Shiv Kapur - will be part of the field in the concluding leg of European Tour's 'Gulf Trilogy'.
Randhawa has been paired with Mark Foster and Erik Compton while Chowrasia will have Alastair Forsyth and Gregory Bourdy for company.
Delhi pro Shiv Kapur has been paired with Alvaro Velasco and amateur Matthew Turner.
The 20th edition of the Dubai Desert Classic is the final event of a three-week swing starting with the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship and followed by the Commercialbank Qatar Masters.
Three-time winner Ernie Els (1994, 2002 and 2005), 2007 champion Stenson, world number two Sergio Garcia and 2008 Harry Vardon Trophy winner Robert Karlsson are part of the star-studded field.
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the event, past champions have been invited and 11 of the 16 former winners will be competing over the famed Majlis course.