Ahlan and Bonjour! Greeting from Rabat, the capital of Morocco, where I'm covering the Hassan II Golf Trophy at Royal Dar Es Salam Golf Club. Ernie Els, Mark O'Meara, Johan Edfors, Paul McGinley and Laura Davies are among the competitors.
So far I have been amazed at how passionate Moroccans are about golf. Even during the practice and Pro-Am rounds, crowds followed their favorite golfers. The Moroccan people, who switch easily between Arabic and French, have been very friendly so far.
I'll be blogging this week with photos and descriptions from the scene. Above, Ernie Els drew a crowd of reporters at the club.