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Tiger Joins Dynamic Phoenix Field

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The Phoenix faithful just got reason to be a little more rowdy when the PGA Tour comes to town next week. Tiger Woods has officially entered the $4-million Phoenix Open to be held at the TPC of Scottsdale in Arizona, Jan. 25-28.
 
Woods' addition means 27 of the top 30 finishers on the 2000 PGA Tour money list will be in attendance. Tiger joins, among others, Ernie Els, Vijay Singh, David Duval, Nick Price, Jose Maria Olazabal, Tom Lehman, Hal Sutton and Jesper Parnevik.
 
The winner will receive $720,000.
 
This will be Tiger's third start in Phoenix. He finished third in 1999, a year in which police apprehended a patron who was following Woods' group on Sunday with a handgun in his backpack.
 
Woods also tied for 18th in his first Phoenix Open appearance in '97, an event that will forever be remembered as much for his 3rd-round hole-in-one at the famed 16th as for Steve Jones' record-setting victory.
 

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