A US Army officer serving in Afghanistan has won the chance to play with Tiger Woods in the pro-am tournament preceding this week’s Omega Dubai Desert Classic. Lieutenant Colonel Michael Rowells was one of the competition’s 16,000 online entrants and will tee it up in the presence of the greatest golfer of all-time (plus a couple of wealthy duffers) tomorrow afternoon.
Rowell’s was keen to express his thanks in the most suspiciously worded way possible:
“I am thrilled and can’t believe my luck. I registered with little hope of actually being selected. What a shock I received when I was contacted by my wife with the news that I have [sic] won. I immediately had visions of the first tee with Tiger… Miracles do happen, and I am overwhelmed with the prospect of playing not only with Tiger, but also the Majlis course as well. Truly a dream come true… I would like to thank ‘golf in DUBAi’ for coming up with this unique Tiger Woods Pro Am competition and wish them all the best for the tournament.”