Tiger & O'Meara in Dubai - Click for larger version
I have a very fun Twitter list to follow called TigerPoulterWestwood. The Twitter hash for it is @TigerPoulterWestwood. There are only three people on there, Lee Westwood, Tiger Woods and Ian Poulter. 99% of the time Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter are harassing Tiger. It is very fun to follow.
Yesterday Westwood caught a picture of Tiger Woods and Mark O’Meara hanging out in Dubai (right) and dished out a little dig following Tiger’s and O’Meara’s win in the Dubai Desert Classic Challenge Match. The Challenge is a nine hole, par-3 event which pitted Woods/O’Meara against Lee Westwood/Miguel Angel Jiménez and Jeev Milkha Singh and Noh Seung-yul. Woods and O’Meara won the event by two shots at -4.
Westwood’s congratulatory dig
“Breaking news! Omeara/woods win in Dubai . 1 win in 18 months!”
Tiger on playing golf with his pal Mark O’Meara
“It’s always fun to play with Mark. We don’t play as much as we used to. Obviously he’s on the Senior Tour now and it’s nice to catch up and play and we’ll have dinner this week. It’s always fun. He’s like my big brother and it’s always fun to get out there and play with him. I hit some good shots and he made all the putts!”
I’m actually jealous of Tiger. Not because of his dough and all that, but because he has such a good pal in O’Meara. Having met Mark and talked to him for a while, he is one of the most genuine and coolest golf pros ever.
It should be a great week to watch golf. The top four players in the world are in action this week.
#4 Phil Mickelson is at Pebble Beach. The top three, Tiger Woods, Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer are in Dubai.
AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
Thursday 2/10 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET GOLF
Friday 2/11 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET GOLF
Saturday 2/12 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET GOLF
Saturday 2/12 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET CBS
Sunday 2/13 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET GOLF
Sunday 2/13 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM ET CBS
Omega Dubai Desert Classic
Thursday 2/10 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM ET GOLF
Friday 2/11 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET GOLF
Saturday 2/12 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET GOLF
Sunday 2/13 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET GOLF
Friday 2/11 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM ET GOLF
Saturday 2/12 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM ET GOLF
Sunday 2/13 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM ET GOLF
Honda LPGA Thailand
Friday 2/18 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM ET GOLF
Saturday 2/19 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET GOLF
Sunday 2/20 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET GOLF
Wow how about this group? Tiger Woods, Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer are paired up Thursday for the first round of the Dubai Desert Classic. There are all sorts of world ranking implications, depending on where the players finish. I’ll post the Dubai Desert Classic TV times and channels soon.
Tiger wins regardless of the outcome
Regardless of whether or not Tiger wins this tournament or even makes the cut, he’s the true winner. He’ll be pocketing a $3 million appearance fee for showing up.
I’d like to save the United Arab Emirates a few bucks and offer myself for this position. I’d do it for less dough than Tiger. Let me know. My clubs are ready.
I have to give credit to writer Steve Elling for tweeting a great quote “Abandoned Dunes” in commenting about the termination of construction of Tiger Woods’ signature golf course in Dubai….
Due to being hit by the economic recession, the developers of the $1 billion Tiger Woods course and real estate venture have put further construction on hold. The few holes of golf course which are completed will no longer be watered and may soon “return to sand.”
The development was slated to feature over 30,000 imported trees, a high end hotel, a golf school, 22 palaces, 75 mansions and 100 villas.
Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines
Sunday 1/30 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET GOLF
Sunday 1/30 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM ET CBS
Sunday 1/30 9:30 PM – 11:30 PM ET GOLF