Tiger commits to World Golf event in Akron

Orlando (Florida), July 30: World number one Tiger Woods has committed to defend his title at the World Golf Championships Bridgestone Invitational next week at Firestone Country Club, where he has won seven times.

Woods announced on his website that he will make the 8.5 million-dollar event his eighth start of a comeback season in the wake of a sex scandal. Woods is off to his worst career start of a campaign, having yet to win a 2010 event.

Woods has never finished lower than fourth at the WGC event in Akron, Ohio, but has not won since details of his adultery scandal surfaced last November.

In taking the 1.4 million-dollar Bridgestone top prize last year, Woods fired two rounds of 65 on the weekend to defeat Ireland's Padraig Harrington and Australian Robert Allenby by four strokes.

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