Tiger Woods is five shots off the lead and three ahead of Rory McIlroy after the first round of the European PGA Tour’s HSBC Championship in Abu Dhabi, where golf’s No. 1-and No. 2-ranked players are paired together.
Martin Kaymer finished the European Tour golf season atop the “Race to Dubai” money list after Graeme McDowell failed to secure a top-three finish at the Dubai World Championship -- the year’s final event.
Denmark’s Thomas Bjorn won the Qatar Masters today by four shots for his 11th European Tour victory, while Martin Kaymer of Germany missed an opportunity to top the world golf rankings after finishing 28th.