Tiger Woods will appear in China and South Korea to attend the first Nike "Make It Matter" Tour in April, said the Tour organizer on Thursday in China's south city of Shenzhen.
The Nike "Make It Matter" Tour is not a real competition but to illuminate the sport of golf in Asia among youth, golf fans and aspiring athletes alike -- all through the insights shared by Woods as it relates to golf, including athletic training, practicing, preparing for competition and product innovation.
The Tour will make its first stop at Mission Hills golf club in China's south city of Shenzhen form 11-12 April, which will be the second time for the club to host Woods. His inaugural visit 10 years ago was a landmark event for Chinese golf development, raising the game's profile both in China and around the world.
"We warmly welcome the return of Tiger Woods. Ten years ago, his visit was an important milestone for the golf community in China," Tenniel Chu, Vice Chairman of Mission Hills Golf Club, said on Thursday.
"We hope Tiger Woods' strong appeal will attract more enthusiasts into the game of golf, especially among our younger athletes," said Chu
As part of the tour, Mission Hills will host the Nike Golf Junior Championships for golfers aged 12 to 18.
The tournament will be held from 11-12 April, with 120 young golfers competing for the chance to meet Woods in person. All contestants will also be invited to participate in the Tiger Woods Golf Clinic on April 12.
During Woods' last visit 10 years ago, junior golfers such as Han Ren and Feng Yue had the chance to play with Woods, with both going to become China's leading amateur golfers after that experience.