DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates has announced plans to grant some foreigners citizenship to this oil-rich nation home to Abu Dhabi and Dubai. It’s part of efforts to stimulate its economy amid the coronavirus pandemic. The UAE previously gave citizenship to Palestinians and others who helped form the country’s government after its formation in 1971. Others have received it over time as well. Saturday’s announcement by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai, said the offer could apply to artists, authors, doctors, engineers and scientists, as well as their families.
When is Tiger Woods playing next? Tiger Woods’ 2019 schedule is suddenly of peak interest after his 2019 Masters victory provided a glimpse of “the old Tiger.”Woods’ season had been a mixed bag heading into Augusta, failing to crack the top 10 in any of his five tournaments, including a forgettable showing at The Players Championship. That all changed with Woods’ 15th career major victory — his first since 2008 — flipping the comeback narrative on its head. Dates: Feb. 14-17Scores: 70-71-65-72 (-6)Finish: t-15thWinner: J.B. Holmes (-14)Farmers Insurance OpenDates: Jan. 24-27Scores: 70-70-71-67 (-10)Finish: t-20thWinner: Justin Rose (-21) The honeymoon was short-lived, though. Woods took a month between slipping on the green jacket and the PGA Championship. The rust showed at Bethpage Black as Woods stumbled out of thr gate and couldn’t recover on Friday, missing the cut at 5 over in a tie for 84th place.Woods, ranked fifth in the world, rebounded at the Memorial Tournament (May 30-June 2), carding a top 10 finish in his tune-up for the U.S. Open. Only with a strong showing at Pebble Beach can Woods erase the sour taste of the PGA Championship in pursuit of his second majoe victory of 2019.Can the 43-year-old realistically chase down Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 major championships? That mark is still far in the distance but the world is now watching if Woods can make inroads in 2019 with two more majors on the calendar.Tiger Woods’ scheduleWe will continue to update Tiger’s upcoming 2019 tournament schedule here. U.S. OpenDates: June 13-16Scores: TBDFinish: TBDWinner: TBDThe Open Championship*Dates: July 18-21Scores: TBDFinish: TBDWinner: TBDWGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational*Dates: July 25-28Scores: TBDFinish: TBDWinner: TBDThe Northern Trust*Dates: Aug. 8-11Scores: TBDFinish: TBDWinner: TBDBMW Championship*Dates: Aug. 15-18Scores: TBDFinish: TBDWinner: TBDTour Championship*Dates: Aug. 22-25Scores: TBDFinish: TBDWinner: TBD*Not confirmed but likely to participateTiger Woods’ scores, finishesWe will continue to update Tiger’s 2019 tournament results here. The Memorial TournamentDates: May 30-June 2Scores: 70-72-70-67 (-9)Finish: t-9thWinner: Patrick Cantlay (-19)PGA ChampionshipDates: May 16-19Scores: 72-73 (+5)Finish: Missed cutWinner: Brooks Koepka (-8)The MastersDates: April 11-14Scores: 70-68-67-70 (-13)Finish: 1stWinner: Tiger Woods (-13)WGC-Dell Match PlayDates: March 27-31Scores: N/AFinish: QuarterfinalsWinner: Kevin KisnerThe Players ChampionshipDates: March 14-17Scores: 70-71-72-69 (-6)Finish: t-30thWinner: Rory McIlroy (-16)WGC-Mexico ChampionshipDates: Feb. 21-28Scores: 71-66-70-69 (-8)Finish: t-10thWinner: Dustin Johnson (-21)Genesis Open