Dubai Desert Classic: Tee times, Round 2

Tiger Woods is headed to the Dubai Desert Classic to play alongside Rory McIlroy in the first two rounds; he missed the third-round cut at the Farmers Insurance Open (shown here).

Fellow Nike golfers Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy will join defending champ Stephen Gallacher for the first two rounds of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic Thursday and Friday.

Woods will be looking to bounce back from his performance at Torrey Pines last weekend, where his third-round 79 sent him home early. Woods is a two-time winner of the event (2006 and 2008). McIlroy returns to the tee box after a T-2 showing at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, his first tournament of the year.

Among the field's heavy hitters is Henrik Stenson, who won the FedEx Cup and Race to Dubai amid a late-season tear. Stenson finished T-28 at the Qatar Masters last weekend.

Here are more facts and figures about the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

Time and place: Thursday-Sunday, Emirates GC, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

At stake: $416,660 first prize in $2.5 million purse

Top-ranked players, OWGR: 1, Woods; 3, Henrik Stenson; 6, Rory McIlroy; 24, Thomas Bjorn; 28, Ernie Els; 43, Francesco Molinari; 45, Branden Grace; 47, Matteo Manassero. Golfweek/Sagarin 2, Tiger Woods; 22, Rory McIlroy; 39, Peter Hanson; 44, Joost Luiten.

Short shots: Woods and McIlroy were paired together at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship last year, where both players missed the cut ... Former college stars Peter Uihlein (Oklahoma State) and Brooks Koepka (Florida State) will be looking to improve upon their finishes at the Qatar Masters last week, where they were T-16 and T-37, respectively.

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Complete tee times and pairings for the second round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic (all times EST):

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Friday

NO. 1 TEE

10:15 p.m.: Richard Bland, Jose-Filipe Lima, Nacho Elvira

10:25 p.m.: Matthew Nixon, Peter Whiteford, Chris Doak

10:35 p.m.: Kristoffer Broberg, Andrea Pavan, Maximilian Kieffer

10:45 p.m.: Sihwan Kim, David Drysdale, Peter Lawrie

10:55 p.m.: Tom Lewis, Jamie McLeary, Francois Calmels

11:05 p.m.: Garth Mulroy, Jeev Milkha Singh, Robert Rock

11:15 p.m.: Alejandro Canizares, Marcus Fraser, Simon Thornton

11:25 p.m.: Tyrrell Hatton, Edoardo Molinari, Graeme Storm

11:35 p.m.: Mark Foster, Seve Benson, John Parry

11:45 p.m.: Robert Dinwiddie, Matthew Baldwin, Emiliano Grillo

11: 55 p.m.: Alexander Levy, Zane Scotland, Jaco Van Zyl

2:35 a.m.: Robert-Jan Derksen, Richard Green, Thomas Levet

2:45 a.m.: Anthony Wall, Gary Stal, Alvaro Quiros

2:55 a.m.: Dawie Van Der Walt, Fred Couples, Gregory Bourdy

3:05 a.m.: Mikko Ilonen, Mark O’meara, David Howell

3:15 a.m.: Richard Sterne, Branden Grace, Peter Uihlein

3:25 a.m.: Rory McIlroy, Stephen Gallacher, Tiger Woods

3:35 a.m.: Jamie Donaldson, Rafa Cabrera-Bello, Matteo Manassero

3:45 a.m.: Tommy Fleetwood, Julien Quesne, Colin Montgomerie

3:55 a.m.: Darren Fichardt, Peter Hanson, Ross Fisher

4:05 a.m.: Gregory Havret, Jose Coceres, Simon Dyson

4:15 a.m.: Andy Sullivan, Derek McKenzie, Seung-Yul Noh

NO. 10 TEE

10:15 p.m.: Jbe Kruger, Danny Willett, Justin Walters

10:25 p.m.: Jorge Campillo, Lee Slattery, Damien McGrane

10:35 p.m.: Jose Maria Olazabal, Robert Karlsson, Thorbjorn Olesen

10:45 p.m.: Morten Orum Madsen, Shane Lowry, Paul Casey

10:55 p.m.: Francesco Molinari, Miguel Angel Jiménez, Joost Luiten

11:05 p.m.: Ernie Els, Henrik Stenson, Thomas Björn

11:15 p.m.: Brett Rumford, Thongchai Jaidee, Pablo Larrazabal

11:25 p.m.: Scott Jamieson, John Daly, Raphael Jacquelin

11:35 p.m.: Marc Warren, Chris Wood, Bernd Wiesberger

11:45 p.m.: a-Javier Ballesteros, Wayne Westner, Soren Hansen

11:55 p.m.: Stephen Dodd, Barry Lane, Scott Hend

2:35 a.m.: Jb Hansen, Brooks Koepka, Roope Kakko

2:45 a.m.: Johan Carlsson, Gaganjeet Bhullar, Adrian Otaegui

2:55 a.m.: Fabrizio Zanotti, Victor Riu, Niclas Fasth

3:05 a.m.: Paul Lawrie, Ricardo Santos, Craig Lee

3:15 a.m.: Michael Hoey, Marcel Siem, Soren Kjeldsen

3:25 a.m.: Eduardo De La Riva, David Horsey, Jin Jeong

3:35 a.m.: Hennie Otto, Steve Webster, Faycal Serghini

3:45 a.m.: Ricardo Gonzalez, Shiv Kapur, Daan Huizing

3:55 a.m.: Gareth Maybin, Paul Waring, Magnus A Carlsson

4:05 a.m.: Carlos Del Moral, Eddie Pepperell, Romain Wattel

4:15 a.m.: a-Mustapha Elmaouas, Marco Crespi, Lee Corfield

– Associated Press contributed

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