Woods to play in HSBC championship in Shanghai

Tiger Woods will play in the HSBC championship in Shanghai in

November.

It will be Woods’ fourth visit to the Sheshan International Golf

Club. He finished runner-up in 2005 and 2006 and sixth behind

winner Phil Mickelson in 2009.

Woods confirmed in a statement through his sponsors on Monday

that he would play in the World Golf Championship event from Nov.

4-7.

He says the tournament ”will play a very significant role in

developing the game of golf in Asia and around the globe.”

Although the event was originally devised for tournament

winners, Woods has yet to record a tour victory in 2010. The

world’s No. 1 player qualifies by being ranked inside the top

25.

Mickelson has confirmed he will be returning to defend his

title.