DEREK LAWRENSON - WORLD OF GOLF: The DP World Tour Championship and the Qualifying School represent the top and bottom rungs of life on the European Tour and the fact they invariably take place in the same week always seemed like a pleasing juxtaposition. The riches and glamour presented at the former event in Dubai were the glistening jewels on offer to the aspirants at the latter event in Spain.
Almost six months after he was found drugged up to the eyeballs by the side of a Florida highway, Tiger Woods will tee off in the first round of the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. That is what you call a comeback. The problem is, we all know what happens with Tiger’s comebacks. He plays a few rounds, starts walking with the movement of a geriatric, and is gone again. You can always rely on your kids for a blunt assessment and Tiger’s are no different. ‘We think of you as the injured golfer,’ 10-year-old Sam and eight-year-old Charlie told him.