For the first time in the Middle East, the world's top three ranked players will be in the field at a European Tour event. World No. 1 Lee Westwood will be joined by No. 2 Martin Kaymer and No. 3 Tiger Woods on Feb. 10 in the U.A.E. at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. Kaymer passed Woods in the rankings after Kaymer dominated the field to win the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.
"Winning takes care of a lot of things, including being No. 1 in the world, and I haven’t done that lately. I am encouraged about the future and I’m looking forward to this year," said Woods.
Woods will be looking for a strong finish in Dubai after a disappointing opening tournament at Torrey Pines. Woods finished in a tie for 44th place, the worst positioning ever for Woods in a season opening tournament.