DOHA, Qatar (AP) Oliver Wilson of England shot a 5-under 67 Thursday despite gusting wind to share the first-round lead with Bradley Dredge of Wales at the Qatar Masters.
Tied for second were Robert Karlsson, Alexander Noren, Lee Westwood and Marcel Siem.
Wilson had a chance to take the lead on the 18th, where he missed a 5-foot birdie putt.
The wind reached 40 mph early in the day before dying down.
Karlsson had one of the most spectacular shots of the round when he holed an 8-iron from 182 yards for an eagle.
Sergio Garcia was among seven players who were three shots off the lead.