Tiger Woods shifting charity event to Florida

Tiger Woods’ forthcoming charity golf event in Thousand Oaks would be the very last in Southern California. Next time, the event would move to Windermere in Florida. The 18 golfer World Challenge invitational event takes place every year since the year 2000 at the Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks.

This year’s tournament is scheduled for 5th to 8th December, and would feature golfers like Tiger Woods, Ernie Els, Rory McIlroy as well as defending champ Graeme McDowell for the US$ 1 million award.

Next year, the event would take place at Isleworth Golf & Country Club. The news was announced by Tiger Woods earlier on Friday. In a statement, Woods told: “We’ve enjoyed 15 amazing years in Southern California,”
“I’m looking forward to this next phase of the World Challenge and what it can bring to Florida.”

Much of Woods’ pro career has centered on Orange County in Florida, including practicing at Isleworth. Till 2011, Tiger also stayed in the gated locality west of Orlando. The World Challenge tournament would unite with Isleworth’s Tavistock Cup.
Tavistock Group’s vice president of sports Andy Odenbach told that The World Challenge has become a marquee golf tournament. They are honored to build on its strong history and host the players, sponsors and fans.

Last year’s rain soaked event was won by Graeme McDowell with 3 shots ahead of Keegan Bradley, ending at seventeen under par. For this year event, the ticket price starts at US$ 30.