Dustin Johnson joins strong Abu Dhabi field

<div class="news_article"><p>U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson will make a rare foray on the European Tour when he plays at the Abu Dhabi Championship in January.</p><p>The world number three is to join second-ranked Rory McIlroy, number four Henrik Stenson and 10th-ranked Rickie Fowler in competing for the Falcon Trophy.</p><p><div class="getty embed image" style="background-color:#fff;display:inline-block;font-family:'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;color:#a7a7a7;font-size:11px;width:100%;max-width:594px;"><div style="padding:0;margin:0;text-align:left;"><a href="http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/618267548" target="_blank" style="color:#a7a7a7;text-decoration:none;font-weight:normal !important;border:none;display:inline-block;">Embed from Getty Images</a></div><div style="overflow:hidden;position:relative;height:0;padding:63.131313% 0 0 0;width:100%;"><iframe src="//embed.gettyimages.com/embed/618267548?et=2NLeJiz6RjBq_NTZw-7UNw&viewMoreLink=off&sig=SL02tRbmQ1kb5EZF2CBzqXIQPPE7i8psZBuyv8A5UDA=&caption=true" width="594" height="375" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="display:inline-block;position:absolute;top:0;left:0;width:100%;height:100%;margin:0;"></iframe></div><p style="margin:0;"></p></div></p><p></p><p>&quot;I'm really looking forward to it and pleased to have the opportunity to play in Abu Dhabi,&quot; Johnson said in a news release on Tuesday.</p><p>&quot;I've never been there but I've heard really good things about the golf course from Rickie and Rory.&quot;</p><p>Johnson's fellow American Fowler will be the defending champion at the Jan. 19-22 event.</p><p>&quot;Abu Dhabi was a high point for my 2016 season along with competing in the Olympic Games and being on the winning USA Ryder Cup team,&quot; Fowler said.</p><p>&quot;Coming out on top against the strongest field on the European Tour was as good a start as anyone could aspire to.&quot;</p></div>