Sergio Garcia is apparently showing no signs of his wrist injury so far this week. He's 6 under par after the first round and only one shot behind the three guys leading the tournament. Richard Bland, Keith Horne and Ian Poulter are all at 7 under par. How about Keith Horne? He's having a great year so far. I hear his name a lot on the weekends when I have the European Tour coverage on tv. Of course he's from South Africa and that's where all of the tournaments have been these last couple of weeks. Martin Kaymer is two off the lead at -5. And amateur Matteo Manassero is -2 and currently tied for 36th with a bunch of other people.
Speaking of Sergio, he took part in some pre-tournament event where he hit a 675 yard drive down the straight of a racetrack in Abu Dhabi. The record is held by Henrik Stenson at 721 yards.