Thomas Bjorn

Tiger Woods in Dubai, all the fans are in Phoenix

No player attracts a larger audience than Tiger Woods.

No tournament attracts a larger audience than the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Imagine putting those two together. That has happened only four times in the last 20 years, and this won't be one of those occasions.

Woods has taken his talents to the Middle East to play in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. The Phoenix Open is left with an expected 600,000 patrons to see some of the rising young stars in the game, from Jordan Spieth to Justin Thomas, from Hideki Matsuyama of Japan to Jon Rahm of Spain.


The Phoenix Open is known as the "Greatest Show on Turf," partly because the TPC...