In 1999, Woods shot 15-under par to win the event at St.Leon-Rot in Heidelburg. The following year he held the lead going into the final round but was passed by England's Lee Westwood at Gut Kaden in Hamburg.
This year's event returns to St. Leon-Rot where Tiger picked up his first European Tour victory. 'I am very excited to return to St. Leon-Rot,' said Woods.
Deutsche Bank spokesman Dr. Rolf-E. Breuer commented 'It is a special joy that Tiger Woods will head the list of competitors in the Deutsche Bank - SAP Open TPC of Europe in the year 2001.we are happy to be able to present the best golfer of our times to the audience in Germany and Europe.'