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Tiger Woods to visit S. Korea next month for youth clinic

Tiger Woods, former No. 1 golfer in the world, is scheduled to visit South Korea next month for a youth golf camp, his corporate sponsor announced Tuesday.

Tiger Woods at the AT&T National golf tournament.(AP)
Tiger Woods at the AT&T National golf tournament.(AP)

Nike Golf Korea said Woods will come to South Korea on April 14 as part of the company's "Make It Matter" youth clinic series covering Asia. Woods will first go to China in early April, after the April 7-10 Masters, and then make a stop here before hopping over to Japan.

This will be Woods' first trip to South Korea since 2004, when he played a charity skins game on Jeju Island in southern part of the country.

Nike Golf Korea said those wishing to participate in the clinic must sign up at Make It Matter's official Internet homepage (http://twtour.nikegolf.co.kr) and follow instructions. The company will select 100 golfers for the session, but the venue for the clinic has not yet been decided.

Woods has seen his once dominant career derailed after his extramarital scandal broke out in late 2009. He went winless in 2010 and has since dropped from No. 1 to No. 5 in the world rankings.    

Woods, 35, remains stuck at 14 major championships, four behind the all-time record held by Jack Nicklaus. His last major victory came at the 2008 U.S. Open. 

(Yonhap News)


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'골프황제' 우즈 4월 한국 방문

골프황제 타이거 우즈(미국)가 4월14일 한국을 방문해 팬들과 만난다.

나이키골프 코리아는 우즈가 한국, 중국, 일본의 주니어 및 아마추어 골퍼들과 함께 하는 프로그램을 마련했다고 8일 밝혔다.

우즈의 방한은 2004년 제주에서 열린 스킨스게임 출전 이후 7년 만에 성사되는 것이다.

우즈와 함께하는 골프 캠프에 참가하려면 나이키골프의 "메이크 잇 매터(Make it Matter)' 홈페이지 (twtour.nikegolf.co.kr)에서 신청하고 온라인 상에서 다양한 미션을 수행해야 한다.

나이키골프는 이들 가운데 심사를 통해 100명을 선발해 4월 초 개별적으로 통지할 예정이다.

(연합뉴스)
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