It has already started out as a great year for Tiger. Starting the day at four behind the leader, everyone was wondering…can he do it? The answer came with two holes to play…and the answer was: OF COURSE HE CAN!!!
Tiger Woods shot a back-nine 31 to give him his second victory in as many events in 2008.
MORE Per ESPN:
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Tiger Woods birdied his last two holes Sunday to rally from a four-shot deficit and win the Dubai Desert Classic, starting his season with two victories that looked nothing alike.
One week after winning the Buick Invitational by eight shots, Woods had to birdie five of his last seven holes for a 7-under 65, then wait to see if Ernie Els could catch him. Els needed a birdie on the par-5 18th to force a playoff, but a wayward tee shot led to bogey.
Woods finished at 14-under 274 and won by one shot over Martin Kaymer of Germany, who finished birdie-birdie-eagle for a 66.
Woods now has won his last four official tournaments, and six of his last seven dating to the Bridgestone Invitational in early August. This is the third time in his career he has started a season with consecutive victories.
For Els, it was a devastating blow.
The South African is in the middle of a three-year plan to become No. 1 in the world, and this looked like the perfect occasion to make a statement. Instead, Els closed with a pedestrian 71 and wound up tied for third at 12-under 276 with Louis Oosthuizen.
oh yeah…now comes Super Tuesday!!!