Woods in Asian Tour events

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:36 IST

World No. 1 Tiger Woods and thrice-major winner Ernie Els will compete in Asian Tour events starting next month, organisers said on Tuesday.

Kuala Lumpur:

World No. 1 Tiger Woods and thrice-major winner Ernie Els will compete in Asian Tour events starting next month, organisers said on Tuesday. Woods, with 11 majors and 50 US PGA Tour event wins under his belt, will headline the five million dollar HSBC Champions in Shanghai, China, in November, the Asian Tour said in a statement released from its headquarters in Kuala Lumpur. The event is jointly sanctioned by the Asian, Australasian, European and Southern African Tours. It will be Woods' sophomore appearance in Shanghai. No other player details for Shanghai were immediately available. South African Els, meanwhile, is the leading player at the three million dollar Barclays Singapore Open early next month, the statement read. It signals a return to Singapore for the "Big Easy" - whose last appearance in the city-state in 2003 saw him blow a lead to China's Zhang Lianwei on the final few holes. He is joined in Singapore by defending champion Adam Scott of Australia, US Open winner Michael Campbell of New Zealand, former Masters champ American Fred Couples, England's Lee Westwood and Japan's Shingo Katayama. The Asian Tour returns after a two-month summer hiatus with this weekend 12 events offering more than 10 million dollars in prize money. The Crowne Plaza Open in Sanya, China opens the second half of the tour on Thursday, followed by the Brunei Open next week. (AP)

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