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.
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