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Report: Tiger commits to Dubai Desert Classic

July 31, 2010

Word out of the United Arab Emirates this morning is that Tiger Woods has committed to play in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic in February, his first appearance there since winning the event in 2008, the Emirates News Agency is reporting.

There is no confirmation on Woods' website of his agreeing to return to Dubai, nor is there any mention on the Omega Dubai Desert Classic website.

However, Woods has played the European Tour event on five occasions, winning twice. He missed 2009 while recovering from reconstructive knee surgery and did not play in 2010 for personal reasons.

Woods' first golf course design, the Tiger Woods Dubai, is under construction there.

-- John Strege