Tag Archives: Dubai Desert Classic

Oct
19
2014
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods
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No more love in the Middle East for Tiger?

It appears to be the end of an era for Tiger Woods and his former love affair with the Middle East, where tournaments paid a couple of million dollars each year in appearance fees for the former world no. 1 just to play in their events. Apparently that will not be the case in 2015, according to The Telegraph’s James Corrigan:

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Feb
7
2012
By Conor Nagle under European PGA Tour

At only 22, the Dane is significantly ahead of the curve.

Though he collected no fewer than three second-place finishes over the course of 2011, it was the first outing of Thorbjørn Olesen’s sophomore season on the European Tour that brought him to public prominence. After leading an elite field at the halfway stage of the Abu Dhabi Championship, he faltered slightly over the closing rounds to finish the tournament in eighth place.

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Nov
16
2011
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Tiger headed for the desert

News hit the wires early this morning that Tiger Woods will make his 2012 debut at the Abu Dhabi Championship held Jan. 26-29, according to tournament organizers. What’s the catch? Well, it conflicts with his regular season-opener, the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, where Tiger’s obviously had some success.

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Feb
11
2011
By Conor Nagle under European PGA Tour

Old Tiger: back for a day, at least

Well, it looks like yesterday’s closing eagle gave Tiger’s game just the sort of kick-start it needed going into Friday’s second round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. Six birdies and no bogeys (no bogeys, people) have seen the big man rocket up the leaderboard into a share of second place.

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Feb
9
2011
By Conor Nagle under European PGA Tour

A more muscular Tiger in happier times

Tiger’s been chatting with the media ahead of this week’s Omega Dubai Desert Classic. And before you ask: no, he wasn’t talking about the indefinite suspension of his billion-dollar development project… or his continuing sponsorship woe… or his preference for Tupac over Biggie.

In fact, if you were to suspect that his press conference went something like, ‘I’m close. The changes are coming together… blah, blah… it is what it is… blah, blah… so thankful… blah, blah… winning will take care of Number One.’, you wouldn’t be too far wrong.

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Feb
9
2011
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour Confidential

The Wild Side of Golf

You’ve probably read it by now, but if you haven’t checked out the latest edition of PGA Tour Confidential, you can find it here. We held the e-mail chain earlier than usual because of the Super Bowl and because of the Monday finish, obviously we didn’t discuss the results. However, we chewed over the the rowdy crowds at the Phoenix Open and the antics on the 16th — should other events adopt the model? What do you guys think?

Well, here’s an excerpt from our discussion:

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Feb
8
2011

Not Lt. Col. Michael Rowells

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.

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Feb
8
2011
By Conor Nagle under European PGA Tour

Yeah, ignore the guy in the top-right

Did you hear the one about the Englishman, the German and the American sex addict?

The top three players in the world, Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer and Tiger Woods, have been drawn together for the first two rounds of this week’s Omega Dubai Desert Classic! According to a particularly gleeful story on the tour’s official website, it’s the first time since 1994 that the top three players in the world ranking have played together in a regular European Tour event.

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