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Woods Commits To A Pair Of International Events

June 08, 2010

Woods won the Australian Masters last year, his 82nd title worldwide.

LIMERICK, Ireland (AP) - Tiger Woods will play his first tournament outside of the United States this year in a charity pro-am in Ireland.

Tournament officials say Woods has agreed to play July 5-6 in the event organized by Irish businessman and racehorse owner J.P. McManus.

The 36-hole pro-am will be held at Adare Manor, a former Irish Open venue, the week before the British Open at St. Andrews.

Woods said in a statement released by organizers that because of his own foundation he understands "the importance and necessity of raising funds to help deserving individuals."

Woods will also return Down Under to defend his title at the Australian Masters.

Woods announced on his website Tuesday that he will play the Australian Masters on Nov. 11-14. He won the event last year at Kingston Heath for his 82nd title worldwide. It also gave him a victory on every continent in which golf is played.

The Australian Masters will be played this year at Victoria Golf Club.

Woods closed with a 68 for a two-shot victory over Greg Chalmers before record crowds. It was the last tournament he played before his Nov. 27 car accident that led to revelations of his sexual affairs.