Woods signs up for Turkish delight
Tiger Woods has signed up to play in the inaugural World Golf Finals which takes place in Turkey just nine days after the Ryder Cup.
The 14-time major winner will line up with a host of top stars for what will reportedly become the 'richest first prize in golf' in 2013 with this year's winner reportedly set to land a cheque for $1.5m.
Rory McIlroy, Luke Donald and Lee Westwood are already on board, while Justin Rose has also confirmed that he will make an appearance, but not everyone is happy with the new event.
Neither the PGA Tour nor the European Tour have taken kindly to the unauthorised match play tournament but sports agent Chubby Chandler, who is heavily involved with the staging of the event, is working closely with the powers that be on both sides of the Atlantic to calm the waters.
The event will be held from Tuesday to Friday so that it will not interfere with TV coverage of the two sanctioned events that week - the Portuguese Masters and the Frys.Com Open.
Although a number of the world's best players will be in attendance, the name of Woods on the entry list will certainly attract the most attention and it appears that the 36-year-old will play as part of a sponsorship deal with Turkish Airlines.
Turkey are one of the countries bidding to host the 2020 Olympics and they feel having Woods on board could prove beneficial as they attempt to land the games for the first time in their history.