January 18, 2013 |
Tiger Woods has missed the cut in the Abu Dhabi Championship after he was penalized two strokes for moving his ball from vines. He'll join top-ranked Rory McIlroy on the sidelines this weekend -- the first time that both have missed a cut in the 41 tournaments they've played together -- because of the blunder. It happened at the fifth hole Friday when his drive sailed to the right of the fairway and landed in a thicket of vines. Woods called playing partner Martin Kaymer over to see if he could get relief, and Kaymer agreed the ball had become embedded in the vines.
January 18, 2013 |
Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy missed the cut at the Abu Dhabi Championship in the United Arab Emirates on Friday, a woeful start to the season for the world's top two golfers. Woods missed it after he was penalized two shots for wrongly taking a free drop, while top-ranked McIlroy was frustrated trying to adjust to his new Nike clubs, even though he used his old Titleist putter in the second round. Both finished with three-over 75s. "When you don't hit fairways on this golf course, you can't score," McIlroy said.
January 14, 2013 |
Half a world away from the incomparable Louvre Museum in Paris , work soon will begin on another Louvre, with a price tag of about $650 million. The Louvre Abu Dhabi, which arose out of a 2007 cultural partnership between France and the United Arab Emirates, won't look anything like the lavish 12th century building where Louis XIV once lived. The mushroom-shaped building designed by French architect Jean Nouvel is slated to be part of a cultural district planned for Saadiyat Island.
January 12, 2013 |
MANCHESTER, England -- Mulligans, hidden on a dark one-way street in the center of England's third-largest metropolis, is typical of many British pubs in that it serves warm beer, hot food and proudly discriminates based on color. In a city fiercely divided between its two soccer teams, Mulligans is a Manchester United bar, all the way down to the large red-and-yellow logo pasted on the door to the bathroom stall. So when two visitors shuffle toward the entrance with the sky blue of rival Manchester City peeking out from beneath heavy winter coats, two beefy bouncers block their way. "No colors, mate!"
January 10, 2013 |
Golf fans in San Diego, start buying your tickets. Tiger Woods is returning to Torrey Pines this year. After skipping last year's PGA tournament there to play in Abu Dhabi, Woods announced late Wednesday that he will play in this year's Farmers Insurance Open, which is set to take place Jan. 24-27. Woods has won seven times at Torrey Pines, including the U.S. Open in 2008. Why is he returning? The organizers in Abu Dhabi moved their tournament up a week this year, allowing Woods time to play in both contests.
December 26, 2012 |
Rafael Nadal just can't buy a break. After sitting out seven months of the tennis season because of a knee injury, his long-awaited return has been delayed because of a stomach virus. Nadal was scheduled to play in an exhibition in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Thursday, but he withdrew on Tuesday because he has a fever and his doctor advised him to rest. "I am very disappointed that I will not be able to compete this year in Abu Dhabi," Nadal said. "I was really excited about returning to play and I always have a wonderful experience at the event and this is the first time I will miss the tournament.