Woods arrives in Melbourne for title defense

Tiger Woods during the HSBC Champions
Tiger Woods during the HSBC Champions ( Associated Press )

Monday, November 8, 2010

MELBOURNE, Australia – Tiger Woods has arrived in Melbourne to defend his Australian Masters golf title, a year after his visit to the city sparked reports of infidelity which damaged his career and tarnished his public image.

Woods hasn’t won a title since last year’s Masters at Kingston Heath and last week lost the world No.1 ranking he held for 281 weeks to England’s Lee Westwood.

Woods’ private jet touched down at Essendon Airport near Melbourne early Tuesday morning. He will make his first public appearance at a gala dinner in Melbourne Tuesday night.