Thursday’s cover: Tiger Woods cleared to launch

Tiger Woods makes the cover of The National Sport on Thursday, February 2, 2017 as he hits a ball into the Arabian Gulf from the Terrace of the Burj Al Arab ahead of the 2017 Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

Tiger Woods makes the cover of The National Sport on Thursday, February 2, 2017 as he hits a ball into the Arabian Gulf from the Terrace of the Burj Al Arab ahead of the 2017 Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

The 14-time major champion constitutes the major draw at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic this week, so by the time he rocked up for his pre-tournament press briefing at Emirates Golf Club, the on-site media room had been reconfigured into standing-room only. To be fair, it had been that way long before Woods’s arrival.

Once there, Woods, event winner in 2006 and 2008 but back for the first time in three years, was greeted by the obligatory explosion of photographers’ flashbulbs, and journalists eager to discover how a former world No 1 would cope with the latest step on his comeback from injury and inactivity.

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Published: February 2, 2017 04:00 AM

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