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Omega Dubai Desert Classic

Lee made golf headlines recently when he helped a swimmer in difficulties, to shore, while on holiday in Barbados.  However, Lee has no plans to hang up the clubs in exchange for lycra and a telephone box, so this week he returned to Dubai for the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

First he has a film shoot with Your Golf Travel with Darren Clarke.

He has only missed this event once (2002) since he turned professional in 1993.  His best finishes in this event were 2nd in 1999, 2010 and 2012. He finished T5th when he last played here in 2013.

Lee had an 8.15 (GMT+ 4) tee time from the 10th hole on Thursday with Sergio Garcia and Gary Stal and got off to a fabulous start with a bogey-free, 7 under 65. He was tying for lead until Bernd Weisburger went 8-under and took sole lead.

"I’m very relaxed, I’m in a good frame of mind and my game’s in good shape", Lee said. "I’m rolling a few putts in, which was missing for a while before it came at the end of last year in Thailand. I’ve been working on it over the winter as well as my fitness and it felt good".

With a later tee-time of 12.35, Lee played from the 1st on Friday, adding a 4-under 68 to his scorecard. Now in T5th position, Lee is three strokes behind leader, Rory McIlroy on 11-under par.

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