Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy to start season in Abu Dhabi

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy to start season in Abu Dhabi

Tiger Woods won't wait long to return overseas.
After a relaxing week in Turkey at the Turkish Airlines World Golf Finals, Woods will open his season in Abu Dhabi, playing the HSBC Golf Championship from Jan. 17-20, according to the tournament's official website.
He'll be met there by an all-too familiar opponent: World No. 1 Rory McIlroy.
Rory and Tiger finished second and third nine months ago, falling short of champion Robert Rock in a shootout.
“This will be the first time I have headed to Abu Dhabi as world number one, and I am determined to keep the wins coming and cement my ranking," McIlroy said in an interview published on the tournament website. "The strength of field means there will be a ton of world-ranking points on offer, so Abu Dhabi will be a really significant tournament that sets the tone for the year."