This year however he has slipped back, missing the cut
four times in his 16 starts, earning just $22,570 and slipping down to 52nd in the final standings.
McIlroy, in his first start with his new Nike equipment, carded a second consecutive 75 to slump to six over par, missing the cut
by four shots, but the demise of Woods was less emphatic.
Woods' victories in the past two weeks came in the wake of him missing the cut
at last month's Open Championship at Turnberry.
Before missing the cut
in Dubai he had played all four rounds in his previous five tournaments and with 58,411 euros in earnings so far he stands 60th in the Race to Dubai season-long order of merit.
Phil Mickelson, 11 off the lead at even-par 144, flirted with missing the cut
for the first time all year, but just made it.
Will almost certainly be a spectator for the weekend actionMarty Jertson Made US Tour debut in the Justin Timberlake Open last year, missing the cut
after rounds of 74 and 75.
But Havret refused to blame tiredness after his hectic week for missing the cut
While the Morganstown pro put himself firmly in contention for only his second win on the European Tour, Wie was making headlines for all the wrong reasons missing the cut
in spectacular fashion on 15 over par at Crans sur Sierre.
SWINDON'S David Howell, who said he was ``like a bear with a sore head'' after missing the cut
in his last two events, got his bid for the Ryder Cup back on track in the Scandinavian Masters.
The 40-year-old finished the second round on 77 - seven over - and is now in danger of missing the cut
Has won twice on the US Tour in the last nine months, but his confidence will have been dented by missing the cut
by six shots in the John Deere Classic last week at a venue he usually enjoys.
The home favourite looked like missing the cut
after opening rounds of 74 and 73 left him in 103rd place.