Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship gallery

Carved out of the desert, the beautiful and striking Abu Dhabi Golf Club is playing host to the cream of European Tour crop this week.

Here are 10 images to give you a flavour of the action.

Tommy Fleetwood joined Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy in a formidable grouping

Henrik Stenson played his first professional round of 2018

The eagle-shaped clubhouse at Abu Dhabi GC dominates the desert skyline

David Horsey doing his homework

Here’s McIlroy playing his way out of trouble on the way to a 69

McIlroy’s wife Erica Stoll was out on course to support him

“You think either of us will ever win The Masters?”

Joakim Lagergren strikes a pose

Edoardo Molinaro and his caddie on the 12th

Just another day on a real desert golf course