High Flying Swingers in Abu Dhabi
Records have already been shattered in Abu Dhabi. No, not at the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship...that doesn't start till tomorrow. I'm talking about the Etihad Airways Swing on the Wing Challenge, where Sweden's Henrik Stenson just beat last year's record drive (by Ian Poulter of England) by 25 yards. He did it by hitting a 721 yard drive ... off the wing of a Boeing 767 aircraft. Pretty impressive. Pretty cool. Congrats Henrik.
Etihad Airways is the national airline of the United Arab Emirates and based in the UAE’s capital, Abu Dhabi. They're the lead sponsor of the big ticket $2-million Abu Dhabi Golf Championship. Some of world's best will be playing, including Chris DiMarco who's the defending champion, Sergio Garcia, Colin Montgomerie, Padraig Harrington, Retief Goosen, and the aforementioned Wing Winner, Henrik Stenson.
So while Lefty and company are schmoozing with the stars in Palm Desert these guys'll be swinging with the Sheiks in the Arabian Desert...and I think we'll all have lots to talk about come Monday.