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American serviceman plays golf with Tiger Woods

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DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (AP) - When the call came to the home of Lt. Col. Michael Rowells, his wife Molly assumed it was a joke. Why else would someone insist that her husband had won a chance to play a round of golf with Tiger Woods?

But on Wednesday, the American serviceman teed up alongside the 14-time major winner at the Dubai Desert Classic pro-am. The 47-year-old Mississippi native had flown to Dubai from Afghanistan, where he is deployed with the 401st Army Field Support Brigade.

Rowells beat out 16,000 amateur golfers in a drawing to play at the Emirates Golf Club. The father of four scrambled to get a passport and used a set of clubs from the golf course.

Rowells is a self-described golf fanatic. He said watching Woods prepare to hit a shot makes him want to go back and practice.

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