Woods Now 2 for 2 With Dubai Win
Posted on February 3, 2008CNN reports that Tiger Woods birdied five of his final seven holes at the Dubai Desert Classic. This comeback win follows his easier Buick Invitational victory.
Needing a birdie on the par-five 18th to force a playoff, overnight leader Els hit his tee shot into the water and made bogey.The Gulf Times has a photo of Tiger Woods next to the big trophy he won in Dubai.
"To go 2-for-2, it's a pretty good start, isn't it?" said Woods who won by one shot from rising star Martin Kaymer of Germany.
Woods had already finished when Kaymer, who won the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship two weeks ago, closed with a birdie-birdie-eagle for a 66.
Els's 71 gave the South African a 12-under total of 276 for a share of third place with Louis Oosthuizen, who finished with a 65.
This is the third time Woods has started a season with two straight victories, and it was another sign that the world's No. 1 player could be headed for a big year.