In King Abdullah Economic City the strong wind and the imprecision shown on the green halt the advance of Matteo Manassero who, in the middle of the race, loses the leadership of Saudi International and slips to ninth place in the standings with a total of 135 62 73, -5) shots.
At the Royal Greens & Country Club (par 70), partial of 73 (+3) for the athlete from Veneto who is now five strokes away from the occupied peak, with 130 (-10), from the American Harold Varner III and the Spanish Adri Arnaus.
Matteo Manassero, Saudi International
In the Asian Tour tournament, four bogeys (two in the first nine holes and as many in the second) and only one birdie for Manassero. Alongside him, in the ninth place, also the Americans Xander Schauffele (gold medal at the Tokyo Games and eighth in the world ranking) and Patrick Reed, in addition to the Australian Wade Ormsby and the English Steve Lewton.
While the Australian Cameron Smith and the American Matthew Wolff share the 3rd position with 132 (-8). High ranking also for the British Tommy Fleetwood, 5/o with 133 (-7). In Saudi Arabia the reigning champion, Dustin Johnson (he also won the tournament in 2019 and ranked second in 2020), fifth in the world ranking, is instead 14 / o with 136 (-4) like Phil Mickelson, Tyrrell Hatton and Pablo Larrazabal .
Californian Bryson DeChambeau was forced to retire due to injury but denied having received an offer of 100 million pounds to become the face and emblem of the new Arab golf super league. He is among the most successful sportsmen ever, as well as one of the richest in the world.
When it comes to firsts Tiger Woods is always present: 15 majors won, 110 professional tournaments, the most successful golfer in the history of this sport. Statistics that explain why he managed to stay at the top of the world ranking for 683 weeks (of which 281 consecutive) and above all because in 2014 he became the first sportsman in the world to have broken the billion dollar barrier.
Astronomical figure that also justifies the fact that Tiger Woods can afford a yacht like the Privacy, a real fairytale boat. And obviously we are talking about something that has cost a lot. If you imagine a luxury yacht and some comfort on board, then Privacy has it.
48 meters long, with a total area of 600 square meters, this yacht was purchased by the golfer in 2004. Equipped with five cabins capable of accommodating a total of ten people, she also boasts four quarters for nine crew members.
Tiger Woods usually calls it “my dinghy” even if everything looks like a dinghy: with a cruising speed of 18 knots, he also has a gym on board where the golfer keeps training. Woods, in fact, prefers to stay on this yacht during the tournaments held in New York.
With cherry wood interiors, Privacy also features an elevator for three people, a huge Jacuzzi, large enough to accommodate eight people, and the inevitable cinema room and corner bar. The extra something for this mega yacht is provided by the area that Tiger Woods wanted to be dedicated to scuba diving: this also explains the presence of a decompression chamber (inflatable) and an area dedicated to oxygen filling cylinders.
The luxury are also completed by three jet skis and two scooters for short shore excursions. Obviously, all of this has a price: Privacy cost 17 million euros and its annual maintenance amounts to 1.7 million euros.