In case you'e living under a week the European Tour's Middle East Swing kicks off and with a tonne of American stars on appearance fees and with massive money to play for, the question is Will They Show Up?

The US has its citizens in the region on high alert following the drone strike on Iran's top military man Qasem Soleimani, which naturally enough really pissed the Ayatollah off and left him threatening retaliation.

Is the risk real? Absolutely. Sort Of.  Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are well with within Iran's range and while it would be political suicide to harm a hair on anyone's head within either of those two countries (which have money and oil) risking a further escalation of tensions, it's still dangerous.

Among those set to travel are Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Phil Mickelson, Patrick Cantlay, Patrick Reed, Tony Finau and Bryson DeChambeau.

So far all are still confirmed, but Bryson has spoken about his doubts to Luke Kerr Dineen who said in a tweet that DeChambeau.....

Says he's "really not sure" if he's going to go to Abu Dhabi next week because of recent events in the region. "No American is safe."

DeChambeau is chalked in to play Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Brooks Koepka is set to play Abu Dhabi and the Saudi International along with DJ, Pat Reed and Phil Mickelson.

Watch this space.

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