The ramifications of Dubai's financial crisis don't exempt golf, of course (see this post), and Derek Lawrenson of the Daily Mail suggests that Tiger Woods' recent trek to Dubai following the Australian Masters was to discuss the future of his golf course project there, Woods' first course design.
"How's the project coming along? You might well ask," Lawrenson wrote. "No-one is allowed through the front door and no-one is answering any questions. But, given the state of practically every other project in Dubai, it's probably fair to assume that Tiger was there to discuss Plan B."
Or Plan C. The course was scheduled to open this fall, but already had been pushed back to 2010 or beyond
-- John Strege