If anyone needed a sign that the world may be coming to an end, they can look no further to the fact that Tiger Woods flew commercial this week – and nearly missed his flight.
Woods normally flies private jets to and from tournaments – and pretty much everywhere else.
He was scheduled to fly a commercial from Los Angeles International Airport to Dubai to make this week’s scheduled appearance in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. Protesters at the airport opposing President Trump’s recent travel executive order nearly kept Woods and his group from making their scheduled Emirates flight.
“We were on the other side of the terminal,” Woods told ESPN.com’s Bob Harig while practicing at Emirates Golf Club Tuesday. “You could see it, but we just couldn’t get there.”
Thanks to the chaos, Woods arrived only 30 minutes before the plane was set to depart from Los Angeles, ESPN reported. Woods had flown a private jet from San Diego after missing the cut at Torrey Pines last week.
It was the first time in approximately 10 years that the 14-time major champion has traveled commercial, he said.
Woods landed at about 3 a.m. local time, Harig wrote, but was out on the driving at noon in shorts preparing for this week’s event. He was wearing shorts, which is allowed on practice days.
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