Justin Rose and Jose Maria Olazabal confirmed for Qatar Open
Justin Rose and Jose Maria Olazabal are amongst the big names confirmed for this month's Qatar Masters.
Last Updated: 08/01/13 4:57pm
Fellow Ryder Cup heroes Paul Lawrie, Sergio Garcia and Martin Kaymer will also be competing at the $2.5m event along with America's world No 9 Jason Dufner.
Olazabal, 46, captained Europe to a memorable comeback victory over the United States in the biennial Ryder Cup in September but won his last individual title back in 2005.
"Jose Maria Olazabal is a golfing great... he is assured of an especially warm reception at Doha Golf Club," Qatar Golf Association president Hassan Al Nuaimi said.
The event, which takes place between 23-26 January, is part of the European Tour's Middle East leg which includes next week's Abu Dhabi Championship - which features world No 1 Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods - and the January 31-February 3 Dubai Desert Classic.