x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Westwood and Kaymer hope for Woods comeback

The world's top two golfers are wary of the former world No 1 at the upcoming Dubai Desert Challenge.

Lee Westwood talks to the media.
Lee Westwood talks to the media.

DUBAI // Rather than celebrating the demise of Tiger Woods, the world's top two golfers are almost begging him to give them a fight at this week's Dubai Desert Classic.

Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer could be forgiven for wanting to put some space between themselves and the always dangerous Woods at the Emirates Golf Course. Instead, they both say Woods remains the biggest draw in professional golf and returning to the form that saw him win 14 majors can only be good for the game.

Wood's five-tournament winning streak at Torrey Pines ended last month, after a final round 75 left him in a tie for 44th. It was his worst start to the season since turning professional.