OK, they do not do this anymore, however count on a makeover in tone in European newspapers and web sites after world No. three Tiger Woods shot a bogey-free 6-under-par 66 within the second spherical on the Omega Dubai Desert Traditional. This is a sampling of takes after No. 1 Lee Westwood (70) and No. 2 Martin Kaymer ( 71) acquired the most effective of Woods within the first spherical: Lawrence Donegan, The Guardian – The final phrase on the opening day of the Dubai Desert Traditional went to Tiger Woods, who eagled the 18th, however that flash of the genius he as soon as was couldn’t cover the flawed participant he has turn out to be, nor might it outshine the brilliance of Rory McIlroy. Derek Lawrenson, the Day by day Mail – Was it the most effective shot we’ve seen in golf this 12 months, the stroke of genius that turns it throughout for Tiger Woods? Or a momentary respite from the relative dross that characterised a lot of his scrappy first spherical within the Dubai Desert Traditional yesterday? The essential info are that Woods was outplayed by the 2 European heavyweights he had for firm as world No 1 Lee Westwood and No 2 Martin Kaymer.
Kevin Garside, The Telegraph – He began with a bogey and completed with an eagle. That was the story of Tiger Woods’ day; unhealthy stuff softened by nuggets of gold. Woods continues to be able to wondrous issues, however not often as of late over consecutive holes. For that on the Omega Dubai Desert Traditional we needed to look to Rory McIlroy, who dismantled a tricky course with the form of exact rigour Woods displayed a decade in the past. The 21 year-old Ulsterman had his maiden victory at this occasion two years in the past. His 65, which included 5 consecutive birdies across the flip, left him two away from Sergio Garcia. Whereas McIlroy was letting rip with conviction, Woods was dicing the contents of a thoughts stacked with maddening swing ideas and technical issues, which infrequently crowd in on him. James Corrigan, The Unbiased – It was a Tiger traditional on the Desert Traditional and the ensuing eagle turned a depressing day right into a passable day. Nonetheless, his first-round 71 was not sufficient to earn him something higher than final place within the European Tour’s most prestigious three-ball.