Belek, Turkey: Tiger Woods is returning to Turkey in November to play a European Tour event, this time over 72 holes of stroke play.
Organizers of the Turkish Airlines Open said Monday the No. 1 player in the world will be part of the 77-man field during the Nov. 7-10 tournament at the Maxx Royal course. Woods played in Turkey last year when it was an unofficial event of medal-match play. He lost in the semifinals to Justin Rose, who went on to win.
The Turkish event will be the third of four straight tournaments culminating with the European Tour finale in Dubai. It will have a $7 million purse.