Home > Sport > Golf
Tuesday January 28, 2014 MYT 11:02:01 PM
Tuesday January 28, 2014 MYT 11:02:03 PM
DUBAI (Reuters) - World number one Tiger Woods double-bogeyed the final hole to finish down the field in the $600,000 Champions Challenge on Tuesday, the curtain-raiser to this week's Dubai Desert Classic.
The 14-times major winner, who missed the third-round cut at last week's Farmers Insurance Open in California, carded a one-under 71 at the Emirates Golf Club to trail joint winners Henrik Stenson of Sweden and Spain's Rafael Cabrera-Bello by five strokes.
World number six Rory McIlroy shared third place with Spaniard Alvaro Quiros on 68.
Organisers staged the Champions Challenge to mark the 25th anniversary of the European Tour event in Dubai.
All the former winners of the tournament proper plus the late Seve Ballesteros's son Javier competed in the 18-hole event.
The $2.5 million Desert Classic starts on Thursday.
(Writing by Tony Jimenez; editing by Justin Palmer)
PGA president fired for 'insensitive' remarks
Teen prodigy Tianlang new addition to the CIMB Classic
Home comfort helps Harman fly high at Sea Island
Asian Tour to unveil new event, eyes $50 million prizemoney by 2017
McIlroy pulls out of China swing to focus on legal battle- media
Kirk aims to make major splash on 2014-15 PGA Tour
Thumbs up for more parks
Caterham F1 team set to miss next two races
Mesmerising Northern Territory – its parks and indigenous culture
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)