On the American Golf Channel feed of the Dubai event, the announcers were pretty sure Ernie Els used a hybrid of some sort instead of a 3-wood for his second shot. His post round press conference doesn't answer the question:
Q. 3-wood on the last?Lawrence Donegan reviews the week but seemed to not get the question answered...
ERNIE ELS: I had 240 to the last. I mean, it's very in my range. But the gust, as I said, there's a gust that came up and caught it.
Woods's charge pushed him into second place but the South African could still have forced a play-off with a birdie on the par-five 18th. Instead he hit his second shot into the water and finished with a bogey to drop into third behind the 23-year-old Kaymer, who eagled the same hole for a six-under round of 66 and a 72-hole total of 275, 13 under - one shot behind the winner's 274.
I ask because it would be nice to know if (A) he left 3-wood in the bag as the announcers said and (B) since there is a corporate hospitality structure over the green, it would seem logical to blow it over the green, take your drop and chip back. Or is the chip back to the water too difficult?