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Two great fields in the world of golf this week: The Top 3 in the world at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic; some interesting storylines at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Alas, Graeme McDowell isn't playing either. He's passing up a return visit to Pebble Beach Golf Links, site of his 2010 U.S. Open victory.

But Dustin Johnson, who blew the 2010 U.S. Open but is the 2-time defending champ at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, is playing. So is Vijay Singh, and I'm curious to see how Vijay does. He turns 48 in a couple weeks, but he's coming off a tie for third at the Phoenix Open - his best finish since 2008. And Singh loves Pebble Beach, he's a 2-time winner.

Also in the field at Pebble Beach are Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk, Padraig Harrington, Hunter Mahan and Geoff Ogilvy.

On the European Tour, world No. 1 Lee Westwood is coming off a missed cut. He's joined in Dubai by No. 2 Martin Kaymer and No. 3 Tiger Woods. Others in the Dubai field include Rory McIlroy, Edoardo Molinari, Sergio Garcia and Matteo Manassero.

Check the tournament pages for the lists of past champions, plus more tourney trivia and info: See also:
Pebble Beach pictures


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