Interested in views especially from the UK, where the government has taken a position on discretionary travel to Qatar. Nick Dougherty cheerfully declares himself "in," no doubt seeing that elusive win becoming more feasible as more and more heavy hitters pull out. Greg Owen is torn between his daughter and his loyalty to the Tour and his belief in Schofield's credibility and all the other nightmare scenarios he can think up... Tough issues. Qatar is probably well out of the line of fire (as Dubai is) if hostilities DO proceed. On the other hand, Qatar, unlike Dubai, is a US staging post, so their military is unlikely to want a whole flock of civilian air traffic gumming up the works if things are getting under way. Is playing in a Tournament "essential business" to these professionals?