Woods to return to Turkey for Euro Tour event


Tiger Woods is headed back to Turkey this fall. 

Tournament organizers for the European Tour’s Turkish Airlines Open announced Monday that Woods will play the Nov. 7-10 event. 

Last year, Woods competed in the same event when it was an eight-man medal-match play tournament. He lost in the semifinals to Justin Rose.

This time, however, it will be a 72-hole stroke-play tournament that is the third leg of the four-event Race to Dubai. 

“I had a great time during my first visit to Turkey,” Woods said in a release. “The fans who came to watch made it a really special event and I’m looking forward to playing there once again.”

The Colin Montgomerie-designed Maxx Royal course in Belek will host the 77-player event, which will feature a $7 million purse.