Omega Dubai Desert Classic February 10 2012

Rafael Cabrera-Bello of Spain leads the Omega Desert Classic by two shots from Scotland's Scott Jamieson and Marcel Siem from Germany after a dazzling 63. World No4 Martin Kaymer matched world No 2 Rory McIlroy's 66 thanks to five birdies and then a closing eagle on the back nine. Rory McilroyHassan Ammar/AP Rory McIlroy  began the tournament which could see him crowned world No1 by charging into contention on the opening day of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. He said of his opening round; "Seeing nine under on the leaderboard is tough. You just have to stay patient, bide your time and create opportunities, but not force it." Rafael Cabrera-Bello spoke of his thoughts on a 59; "Just for a second after the birdie on No2 ,his 11th hole, I tried to do the maths on what I needed for 59. Then I told myself to stop being foolish and don't be too greedy. Nothing wrong happened, there were some tough holes to come and I didn't drop a stroke. It's a really, really good score, but in itself it means nothing. If you want to stay grounded you think of how many leaders of the first round win the tournament."