Woods has won two of the last three editions of the tournament, while Daly ' now a member of the European Tour ' has been successful in his most recent visits to Germany, notably in winning the BMW International Open and finishing second to Bernhard Langer in the Linde German Masters.
Daly said, 'I like playing in Germany. My good results show that. To play in the field with Tiger motivates me even more.'
Woods, who has won twice in Heidelberg, commented that, 'It's an especially nice feeling to be able to start in the Deutsche Bank 'SAP Open as the titleholder. I will try to complete the title hat trick, despite the strong competition.'
The 17-year-old Ty Tryon has already impressed numerous observers. Jack Nicklaus has said that, 'This is someone who might become dangerous to Tiger.'