Clara golfer Shane Lowry is in the field for the tournament.
The start of the DP World Tour's Dubai Desert Classic has been delayed due to overnight rain.
Clara golfer Shane Lowry is in the field today, as is Padraig Harrington and Tom McKibbin.
Rory Mcllroy, who came third in this tournament last year, rounds out the Irish interest.
Play won't begin before 9am Irish time.
On the PGA Tour, England's Aaron Rai and American pair Sam Ryder and Brent Grant share top spot on 8 under par after the opening round of the Farmers Insurance Open in California.