Tiger Woods to open season in Abu Dhabi

Tiger Woods will begin his season next week at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, the 14-times major winner said on Wednesday, the second consecutive year he will start his campaign in the UAE.

By (Reuters)

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Published: Sat 12 Jan 2013, 12:57 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 8:58 AM

Woods finished tied third in the European Tour event last year, two shots behind winner Robert Rock of England who he shared the lead with after 54 holes of play. World number one Rory McIlroy has also signed up to play in the $2.7 million event at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club which starts on January 17.

“I’m excited to compete again,” Woods said in a statement on his web site. “Hopefully my good practice sessions will carry over.”

The world number three will then head back home to compete in the US PGA Tour’s Farmers Insurance Open which starts on January 24. The 37-year-old has a strong record at Torrey Pines.

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