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The Target World Challenge is an offseason golf tournament hosted by Tiger Woods, which takes place each December at Sherwood Country Club, a Jack Nicklaus designed course in Thousand Oaks, California. The sixteen man field comprises the defending champion, the top eleven available players from the Official World Golf Rankings, and four special invitees chosen by the Tiger Woods Foundation. It is not an official money tournament on any tour, but it is recognised as an unofficial money event by the PGA Tour. Greg Norman on the 18th tee at St Andrews. ... Nationality  United States Birth December 30, 1975 Cypress, California Height 6 ft 2 in (1. ... This article refers to the golfer. ... Thousand Oaks is a city in Ventura County, California, in the United States. ... The Official World Golf Rankings are a system for rating the performance level of professional golfers. ... Tiger Woods giving a driving demonstration aboard the USS George Washington Eldrick Tiger Woods (born December 30, 1975, Cypress, California), is considered one of the greatest golfers of all time. ... // Top level professional golf consists of a year round schedule of weekly tournaments played all around the world. ... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ...


The tournament was established as a charity fundraiser by Tiger Woods, and all the charitable funds raised go to charities that he is associated with. It is nonetheless an extremely lucrative event for the professionals who take part. In 2006 the prize fund will be $5.7 million. This is similar to many official PGA Tour events, but they mostly have fields of around a hundred and fifty to divide it between, rather than just sixteen. However, Tiger Woods donates his prize to the Tiger Woods Foundation. The first prize is $1.35 million, and last place is $170,000. Nationality  United States Birth December 30, 1975 Cypress, California Height 6 ft 2 in (1. ...


The 2006 scheduled field is (World Rank in parentheses):


Tiger Woods (1) Adam Scott (5) Luke Donald (9) Geoff Oglivy (10) Henrik Stenson (11) David Howell (13) Colin Montgomerie (14) Chris DiMarco (15) David Toms (16) Paul Casey (17) Padraig Harrington (18) Jose Maria Olazabal (19)


Selected exemptions:


Michael Campbell (22) Davis Love III (26) Fred Couples (46) John Daly (100)


Winners

Target World Challenge

Target World Challenge presented by Williams Luke Donald (born December 7, 1977) is an English golfer who plays mainly on the U.S. based PGA Tour but is also a member of the European Tour. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ... Nationality  United States Birth December 30, 1975 Cypress, California Height 6 ft 2 in (1. ...

Williams World Challenge Davis Love III Davis Milton Love III (Davis Love the Third) is an American professional golfer. ... // Pádraig Harrington (born 31 August 1971 in Ballyroan, Dublin, Ireland) is a professional golfer and former #6 in the world who has won ten tournaments on the European Tour and two on the PGA Tour. ...

Nationality  United States Birth December 30, 1975 Cypress, California Height 6 ft 2 in (1. ... Davis Love III Davis Milton Love III (Davis Love the Third) is an American professional golfer. ...

External links

  • Official site
  • Coverage on the PGA Tour's official site

  Results from FactBites:
 
SI.com - Golf - Woods healthy for Target World Challenge - Thursday December 11, 2003 1:22AM (678 words)
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) -- The Target World Challenge is the final silly season event of the year, although there was nothing silly about it to Tiger Woods in 2002.
Meantime, he is still the tournament host of the Target World Challenge.
Vijay Singh traveled from South Africa (Nedbank Challenge) to Florida (Father-Son), and now has a chance to win Woods' tournament after losing to Woods in the player of the year vote.
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