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Golf: Woods commits to Malaysia in October

Published on Aug 6, 2012 5:18 PM
Tiger Woods plays his shot on the second tee during the final round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club South Course on Aug 5, 2012 in Akron, Ohio. -- PHOTO: AFP

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Tiger Woods will compete for the first time in Malaysia's US$6.1 million (S$7.6 million) CIMB Classic in October, organisers said on Monday, in a big boost for South-east Asia's only USPGA Tour-sanctioned event.

It will be a first appearance in Malaysia in well over a decade for the US star, who has clawed his way back to world number two after struggling for three years with injuries and a well-publicised sex scandal.

The tournament, co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour, will be held Oct 25-28 at the Mines Resort and Golf Club outside the capital Kuala Lumpur.

Organisers also said that beginning next year, the CIMB Classic will become an official USPGA Tour money event and part of the FedExCup, the Tour's season-long championship competition.

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