Masters gets first Qatari golfer

Seventeen-year-old Ali Abdullah Al Bishi makes history as he becomes the first Qatari to play since event began in 1998.

    Al Jazeera's Paul Rhys reports on Ali Abdullah Al Bishi, the 17-year-old who is the first person from the Gulf state to compete with the pros at the Commercialbank Qatar Masters.

    Al Bishi tees off in a field containing stars like Sergio Garcia, Martin Kaymer, Retief Goosen and final round leader Paul Lawrie.

    It is the latest stage in a golfing journey that began when his father Abdullah first picked up a golf club in the days when Qataris had no option but to play on sand courses.

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    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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