Dubai: Star golfer Tiger Woods, who is all set to arrive in New Delhi on Tuesday, said that his dream of visiting India will finally be realized as his "friend" Arjun Atwal has been requesting him to visit the country for some time.
"Arj (Tiger calls Atwal by that name) has been asking me to come to India, but somehow it never happened. Now it has. Yeah, I'm looking forward to it, finally going to go (to India) for my first time," Woods said here today.
But Woods did not divulge any more details about the visit, during, which he may also sign up with a Real Estate company and play a round of golf with corporate honchos.
Woods is being brought to India by Hero MotoCorp, whose CEO and Managing Director, Pawan Munjal is a known golf supporter and player. Munjal has in the past played at the Tavistock Cup, an event, which is held at Isleworth Club in California, where Woods stays.
Atwal, too, stays in the area and became a member of Isleworth at Wood's suggestion. Munjal has in past been an invitee to the Tavistock Cup and has met Woods during those visits.
During his visit Woods will play a round at the Delhi Golf Club, where Atwal has won an Asian Tour title, Hero Masters. The format is not clear but the event will not be open for public or media. Some of Munjal's guests are also expected to get to play a few holes with Woods.
The DGC will be closed to all outsiders and even members will not be allowed to play for about four to five hours from 8 am.