Tiger to head to India for private 18-hole match

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Tiger Woods won't be coming back to the U.S. directly after the final round of this week's Omega Dubai Desert Classic. The World No. 1 says he will be heading to India for the first time.

But it's still all business, as he'll be playing a non-public 18-hole match with Pawan Munjal, the CEO and managing director of Hero Motor Group, according to The Associated Press. The company makes motorcycles and scooters.

The match will take place at the Delhi Golf Club, also the site of the Indian Open.

“(PGA Tour pro) Arj (Arjun Atwal) has been asking me to come to India, but somehow it never happened. Now it has,” Woods told GolfXYZ.com.

“Yeah, I'm looking forward to it, finally going to go (to India) for my first time.”

Woods says he met Munjal at the Tavistock Cup in Orlando, Fla. The appearance in India effectively ends any chance of Woods playing the PGA Tour event at Pebble Beach next week.

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