DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The clicking cameras didn't help, nor did the poor putting. All of which left Tiger Woods as frustrated as any weekend hacker.
For someone who has been playing nothing but sterling golf of late, Woods tossed his club after a botched putt Thursday during the opening round of the Dubai Desert Classic.
“Last week I putted great and today I didn't putt so good,” Woods, the defending champion, said after his 4-under-par 68.
He was three strokes behind leaders Ross Fisher and Graeme McDowell. Ernie Els was another stroke back at 66 in a tie for third with Jose Manuel Lara and Jyoti Randhawa at the Emirates Golf Club.