View Full Version : 'Lucky' Tiger tops Els in playoff to win Dubai

02-05-2006, 03:34 PM
For Tiger Woods, one close shave deserved another. Now he’s 2-for-2 for the year.

Woods won the Dubai Desert Classic over Ernie Els on Sunday, forcing a one-hole playoff against the defending champion with birdies on the last two holes of regulation.
On the playoff hole, the par-5 18th, Woods went just over the green with his second shot. Els put his drive into a grove of palm trees, and then hit his second shot into the water protecting the green. Els missed a 20-foot par putt, leaving Woods to two-putt for par from 6 feet to win.