Playing in Abu Dhabi gains Tiger Woods $3 million
Tiger Woods’ career seems to be back on track. He will collect a fee of no less than $3 million for taking part in the Abu Dhabi championship. Woods had a strong finish for the current season, coming up in third place at the Australian Open and scoring the deciding point in favor of U.S. at this year’s President Cup.
Secondary to his performance on the game course, Woods is back to receiving record appearance fees. Doug Ferguson, with the Associates Press, said in a recent story, that Woods is set to receive a fee of over $3 million for taking part in the HSBC Championship that takes place in Abu Dhabi.
Woods chose to skip taking part in the Torrey Pines 2012, a tournament he dominated for years, in favor of a course placed on the other side of the globe. It seems clear now that there was a financial reasoning behind his controversial decision, which brought him some heat over the past week.
However, Woods decision to pass on a PGA tour stop in favor of the European tour won’t make him a stranger for the American public during next year. Ferguson reported that it seems Tiger will return in 2012 to the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, a tournament he hasn’t played in for the past 10 years.
The tournament made it back on Woods agenda once some changes to its course were made. Starting next year the Pebble Beach Pro-Am will replace Poppy Hills from its rotation in favor of Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula. As such, it was only predictable it would appear again on Tiger’s schedule.
So next year will have Woods play for his fans on the West Coast once more, though not before he collects his enormous European tour fee.