Commercialbank Qatar Masters

Chris Wood to defend title

The annual tournament is sponsored by Commercial Bank of Qatar and is held at the beginning of each year as part of the European Tour. Many of the world's top golfers compete on Doha Golf Club's unique and challenging desert-type Championship Course, which has proven to be one of the longest par 72 courses on the tour.

In 2014, the current champion Chris Wood will attempt to win a second time next month to become the only Englishman to win the tournament twice. Only Paul Lawrie and Adam Scott have been two-time champions and the public will be eager to see if Chris Wood can follow suite.

Last year was his first European Tour victory, making an eagle on the last hole to win by one stroke. "It's a dream come true," he said after his three-under-par 69 took him to 18 under. "There's an enormous weight lifted off my shoulders. I feel like I can go on and win more. I knew it was going to be hard no matter how I played - winning on the European Tour is not easy."

This year Wood has had some back problems so whilst his long game has been a strong point, it has been difficult to focus on putting during the rest of the season. When he played Muirfield in the summer he ranked fourth in reaching the green in regulation and third in fairways hit. The public will be gripped to see where he is for the start of the 2014 season, especially after he Eagled his way to victory at the last Qatar Masters.