Ahead of his appearance at this week's Omega Dubai Desert Classic, the 41-year-old 14-time major winner watched the Swiss and Williams claim singles titles in Melbourne from afar - and congratulated them both with an exchange of messages after.
Woods specifically discussed Federer during his pre-event press conference at the Emirates Golf Club - where he commended the 35-year-old's longevity in the game and said the fellow Nike athlete was an inspiration.
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Tiger Woods and a host of stars have sparked an exceptional level of excitement for the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.
A strong field will tee off Thursday morning at the Majlis course in a quest to win the title, but only one will lift the coveted trophy on Sunday.
Here’s a hole-by-hole guide to one of the most celebrated courses in the UAE.