Woods to play with defending champion

BY foxsports • November 10, 2009

Tiger Woods will be playing the first two days of the Australian Masters with defending champion Rod Pampling and Craig Parry. Woods is making his first appearance in Australia since the 1998 Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne. Pampling hasn't received much attention as the defending champion since it was announced in March that Woods was playing for a $3 million appearance fee. He should get plenty of attention the first two days at Kingston Heath, as the tournament has been sold out for months with 100,000 fans expected over four days. "I hope to play with him every day because if I am, I know I'm playing pretty good," Pampling said earlier Tuesday. "Because you know he is going to be right there."