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Friday, December 12, 2014

Cheyenne Copies Uncle Tiger in Dubai

You can be forgiven if you didn't realize the ladies are still playing golf -- the ladies on the LET, that is. Their final tournament of 2014, the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters, isn't being shown live although GC is at least showing a couple of hours from 10:30am-12:30pm ET this week. (Note that this tournament is played Wednesday through Saturday. Today's round is the third round.)

Cheyenne Woods, fresh off getting her LPGA Tour card at Q-School, zipped out to Dubai to make her first appearance in the event. (She's had an LET card during 2014, you'll remember.) And as part of her time there, she celebrated the 10th anniversary of Tiger's famous shots from the helipad on top of the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, the big luxury hotel in Dubai.

Cheyenne copies Tiger's iconic pose in Dubai

Of course, she's not just there to shoot photos. She's currently T6 (-5) in the tournament, 6 shots off the -11 lead of Shanshan Feng. She's just 2 shots behind second place Charley Hull (-7), so she's actually in pretty good position to make a charge with a couple of good rounds.

I should note that Hull would be at -9 had she not doubled the par-5 18th. Her approach spun back off the green and into the lake fronting it. Even if you haven't seen the women's event, you're probably familiar with the course; it's the same one played by the ET during the Omega Dubai Desert Classic in February. This is a course where heroics are often necessary to win; last year, Pornanong Phatlum hit her wedge to 2 feet for an easy birdie and her biggest LET win. So don't be surprised if we see more drama at the 18th this week.

The third round is just getting underway as I'm writing this, and the leaderboard is crowded. Only 66 players made the cut -- that's right, the LET's championship has a cut! -- and there was a 6-way playoff for 1 spot. It should be a pretty good finish. Charley Hull leads the LET money list and Gwladys Nocera, who's second on the money list, is just a shot back.

Remember, the tape delay airs at 10:30am ET on GC.

The photo came from this article at ladieseuropeantour.com.

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