Wednesday, January 28, 2009
(A very stylish group. Darren in Q'aja and Sergio and Justin in Adidas. )
(Photos courtesy of AP/Kamran Jebreili)
While Harvard MBAs stand on unemployment lines they must be kicking themselves saying, dammit I wish I spent that cash on lessons from Leadbetter. Nothing can stop the runaway money train that is professional golf. Sergio, Darren Clarke, Justin Rose and others were gathered in Dubai this week at the announcement that the Greg Norman designed 'Earth' course at the Jumeirah Golf Estates will host the $10 million (yes...10 million) dollar Dubai World Championship. Its a safe bet in any Dubai casino that this tournament is the reason why you'll be seeing giddy Americans teeing it up over in Europe this year. (Suddenly, it's looking like a possible 10 win season for Kenny Perry.) The top 60 players on the Race for Dubai money list (formerly the European Order of Merit) will qualify to tee it up for 10 million bananas in the desert oasis known for blatant ostentatiousness and exorbant oil money. A good gig, if you can get it. Sounds like a definite business trip for the KC, so expect to see me there. I'll be the guy in the pro shop holding a pair of trousers yelling "How many f*%king Dirhams did you say??!"
Posted by The Khaki Crusader at 9:07 AM