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The Biggest Lessons Learned from the 2014 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship
Kamran Jebreili/Associated Press
A penalty stroke cost Phil Micelson at the HSBC Abu Dhabi.

Ever thought the HSBC Abu Dhabi is the seventh event on the schedule, it is the first tournament on the desert swing and signals the start of the European Tour season.

The HSBC Abu Dhabi, Commercialbank Qatar Masters and the Omega Dubai Desert Classic pay large appearance fees to bring golf's biggest names to the Middle East. 

Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy earned more money this week than the eventual winner, but a relative unknown from Spain upset the big boys and won the fancy trophy.

What are some of the other lessons we learned this week in Abu Dhabi? 

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