Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship Live Blog: Tracking Tiger Woods & Rory McIlroy

James Evens@JamesEvensCorrespondent IJanuary 26, 2012

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 26:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland and Tiger Woods of the USA shake hands on the 18th green during the first round of Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship on January 26, 2012 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.  (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
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Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, two of the hottest names in golf, will be playing tonight on the European tour, teeing off at 3 a.m. EST. 

With Tiger Woods hitting the ball extremely well, this tournament could become very exciting with the play of what many regard as the best player of all time.

Rory McIlroy is in the lead right now with a score of five-under-par, while Tiger trails the lead by just three stroked going bogey free in day one.

With both of these guys going at it and plenty more action throughout the day, this should be a great day of golf.

Follow this live blog for analysis, comedy and my opinion on all of the action later tonight in Abu Dhabi.