Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Tiger skipping Torrey Pines to play in Abu Dhabi

Tiger Woods has signed on to play the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship in the Middle East January 26-29. He will join the top two ranked players in the world, Luke Donald and Rory McILroy. How about pairing those three together?

"I've always enjoyed playing in HSBC events around the world, so I have been interested in including the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship in my schedule for some time."

The field will also feature other tops stars including Martin Kaymer, Lee Westwood, Charl Schwartzel, Jason Day, and K.J. Choi. 

"The giants of golf are coming to Abu Dhabi," said Faisal Al Sheikh, events manager, ADTA. "Traditionally, we have prioritized depth of field at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, and that has not changed for our seventh year. It is safe to say we are amassing the finest field to ever contest a Middle East tournament."  

Woods will be out of his usual stop during that time frame, the PGA event at Torry Pines, a course he has won on eight times previously.