Monday, November 09, 2009

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Tiger Woods arrived in Australia on his private plane Monday, days ahead of his first appearance in an Australian tournament in 11 years.

Woods will receive $3 million in appearance fees to play in the Australian Masters, which starts Thursday at Melbourne's Kingston Heath.

The most recent of Woods' three previous tournament appearances in Australia was as a 21-year-old member of the U.S. team that lost the 1998 Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne.

Woods tied for sixth on Sunday in WGC event in Shanghai.

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