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American Serviceman Will Play with Woods in Dubai
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP)-- An American army officer serving in Afghanistan has won the chance to play with Tiger Woods in the Dubai Desert Classic pro-am on Wednesday.

Lt. Col. Michael Rowells, who has a nine handicap and is deployed currently with the 401st Army Field Support Brigade, beat 16,000 other amateur golfers in a draw ahead of the tournament's traditional curtain raiser at the Emirates Golf Club.

Rowells said he was thrilled to be playing with the former No. 1 golfer and called it ``a dream come true.''

Woods' father Earl did two tours during the Vietnam War as a member of the U.S. Army Special Forces, rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel. He named Tiger after a South Vietnamese army colleague whom he fought alongside.

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