TIGER WOODS COMMITS TO PLAYING IN 2006 PHOENIX DUNLOP TOURNAMENT

Posted on June 30, 2006

Looks to Defend Title for Third Straight Year

Scottsdale, Ariz. - Phoenix Country Club, a Troon Golf®-managed facility at Phoenix Seagaia Resort in Miyazaki, Japan, is thrilled to announce that Tiger Woods has made an early commitment to play in this year's Dunlop Phoenix Tournament. Playing from November 16-19, this is the richest event in Japan with a purse of just over $1.7 million. Tiger is no stranger to this event, having played in the tournament the past four years and winning the past three. Last year's win came after a four-hole playoff with Kaname Yokoo.

Other past winner of the Phoenix Dunlop tournament include: Thomas Bjorn (2003), David Duval (2001), Tom Watson (1980, 1997), Ernie Els (1993) and Jumbo Ozaki, the only other player to have three wins in a row (1994-1996).

"We are extremely excited to have Tiger Woods play in the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament again this year, stated DJ Flanders, managing director, Golf Operations, Phoenix Seagaia Resort. "He is a great champion and Phoenix Country Club is honored to have him defend his title."

One of the top 100 courses in the world, one of the top three courses in Japan, and the site of the Dunlop Phoenix tournament since 1974, Phoenix Country Club is located within the Phoenix Seagaia Resort, on the Hitotsuba Pacific Coast. This 27-hole, caddy-only golf course, which Asian Golf Monthly has rated as the "Best Course in Japan" for the past three years, is lined by pine groves and is lusciously designed; and the beauty of the course is matched only by its excitement. The clubhouse was renovated in 2002 and its exterior is adorned with Miyazaki's famous Obi Japanese cedar, giving it a quiet, calming, traditional Japanese appearance. Additionally, Phoenix Seagaia was named "Japan's Leading Golf Resort" at the 12th Annual World Travel Awards in 2005.

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Troon Golf is the world's largest golf management company, overseeing operations at more than 185 courses located in 28 states and 20 countries. Additionally, 31 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include The Peninsula Golf & Country Club, Millsboro, Del.; The Westin Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire, Scotland; The Classic Club, Palm Desert, Calif.; Lake of Isles, North Stonington, Conn.; The Ridge at Castle Pines North, Castle Rock, Colo.; Monte Rei Golf & Country Club, Algarve, Portugal; Palmilla Golf Club, Los Cabos, Mexico; and The Grove, London, England.Scottsdale, Ariz. - Phoenix Country Club, a Troon Golf®-managed facility at Phoenix Seagaia Resort in Miyazaki, Japan, is thrilled to announce that Tiger Woods has made an early commitment to play in this year's Dunlop Phoenix Tournament. Playing from November 16-19, this is the richest event in Japan with a purse of just over $1.7 million. Tiger is no stranger to this event, having played in the tournament the past four years and winning the past three. Last year's win came after a four-hole playoff with Kaname Yokoo.

Other past winner of the Phoenix Dunlop tournament include: Thomas Bjorn (2003), David Duval (2001), Tom Watson (1980, 1997), Ernie Els (1993) and Jumbo Ozaki, the only other player to have three wins in a row (1994-1996).

"We are extremely excited to have Tiger Woods play in the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament again this year, stated DJ Flanders, managing director, Golf Operations, Phoenix Seagaia Resort. "He is a great champion and Phoenix Country Club is honored to have him defend his title."

One of the top 100 courses in the world, one of the top three courses in Japan, and the site of the Dunlop Phoenix tournament since 1974, Phoenix Country Club is located within the Phoenix Seagaia Resort, on the Hitotsuba Pacific Coast. This 27-hole, caddy-only golf course, which Asian Golf Monthly has rated as the "Best Course in Japan" for the past three years, is lined by pine groves and is lusciously designed; and the beauty of the course is matched only by its excitement. The clubhouse was renovated in 2002 and its exterior is adorned with Miyazaki's famous Obi Japanese cedar, giving it a quiet, calming, traditional Japanese appearance. Additionally, Phoenix Seagaia was named "Japan's Leading Golf Resort" at the 12th Annual World Travel Awards in 2005.

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Troon Golf is the world's largest golf management company, overseeing operations at more than 185 courses located in 28 states and 20 countries. Additionally, 31 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include The Peninsula Golf & Country Club, Millsboro, Del.; The Westin Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire, Scotland; The Classic Club, Palm Desert, Calif.; Lake of Isles, North Stonington, Conn.; The Ridge at Castle Pines North, Castle Rock, Colo.; Monte Rei Golf & Country Club, Algarve, Portugal; Palmilla Golf Club, Los Cabos, Mexico; and The Grove, London, England.
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