Friday, January 18, 2013

Abu Dhabi Golf Championship by HSBC - Day 2 Preview

Abu Dhabi Golf Championship - A HSBC event! Here are some preview shots from my 5 hours at Abu Dhabi Golf Club, on Day 2 of the championship ...

The crowds following Tiger Woods, Martin Kaymer and new Nike-boy Rory Mcilroy's group was huge! Here is Tiger having a chuckle at the practise greens half an hour before his 12:05 tee-time...

One of my favourite players, the Big Easy ... Ernie Els, after his round. This was taken at 2:00pm on Friday.

MA and myself even had the special privilege of watching him talk to the Callaway engineer about various weight permutations on his driver head, and trying out a "new" driver at the practise range. Perhaps it was because at this mid-way point of the tournament, Els was only tied for 36, after shooting a 73 :-( Ernie had shot 71 on Day 1.

If you remember from July 2012, Els had won his second Open Championship with a Callaway RAZR Fit driver.

We had a wonderful time ... despite the sunburn I suffered waiting for Tiger/Mcilroy/Kaymer to tee off from their first hole of the day on the 10th tee!

More photos to follow ... Later this week ;-)


Ciki said...

I don't play golf.. but I don't mind watching. Just watched them play at St Andrews in Scotland. Was pretty awesome!

Ciki said...

Looking good Jules!