Dubai Desert Classic Round One
Tiger Woods had a black shirt with white strips. Rory McIlroy had one too. A few other players had the same apparel theme going. They must have coordinated that in advance.
McIlroy Leads – Woods six back
Tiger however, didn’t get the memo from Rory on what score to shoot in round one. Rory Shot a 65 (-7) to take the lead, and Tiger had to make an impressive eagle on the final hole to shot a 71 (-1).
I’m trying to see what is different in Tiger’s swing and the most noticeable thing I’m seeing, is that his head is looking up at the shot sooner than before. It isn’t quite a David Duval or Annika Sorenstam look, but it is going up quickly.
Tiger looked up very quickly on I believe the 16th hole. Photographers perched about 20 feet above the tee were clicking away in his back swing. Tiger let go of his club with one hand and yelled up at them, “come on guys, not in my swing.” Interestingly enough, his tee shot hit the middle of the fairway.
#1 and #2
World #1 and #2 Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer both shot 69 (-3) in round one.
No fun Tweets from Westwood yet
Westwood’s twitter is quiet, except for a note that he’s going to some kind of race. Looks like a horse race. Pouler hasn’t razzed Tiger yet today either, just solicitations to buy his apparel.