Eddie Pepperell will be looking to make his first cut of 2020 when the Omega Dubai Desert Classic starts today.

The Frilford Heath member begins his campaign at the Emirates GC from 8.10am (GMT) alongside Spain’s Jorge Campillo and Viktor Hovland, from Norway.

Pepperell, who turned 29 yesterday, has yet to get going this year, having failed to make the weekend in Abu Dhabi and South Africa over the last fortnight.

Last year’s tie for 38th place is his best result in six appearances at the event.