Woods arrives in Down Under for Australian Masters


JBWere MastersMELBOURNE, Australia – 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 at the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai.