Dubai: Golf legend Tiger Woods is set to take Delhi by storm when he makes his maiden trip to the Indian capital on Tuesday. There is greater clarity on Woods' itinerary after reports emerged last week that he would be making a short trip to the city.
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The 14-time major winner has been invited by Pawan Munjal, CEO and Managing Director of the Hero Motor Group, one of the largest motor cycle manufacturers in the world.
Munjal, who first met Woods in Florida some years back during the staging of the annual Tavistock Cup, was in Dubai up until Friday night local time finalising arrangements for Tuesday's historic visit.
Woods also will open a special 'Tiger Woods' block of luxury apartments after Michael Schumacher and Maria Sharapova each unveiled similar named buildings.
He will play alongside Munjal and European Tour based Shiv Kapur, who is also a member of the Delhi Club. Joining the trio will be one of Woods long-time golfing friends and PGA Tour colleague, Arjun Atwal who resides on the exclusive Isleworth Estate in Flordia where Woods lived for much of his career.
"Tiger's visit to India is going to make a huge impact and there is a big buzz already not only in Delhi but the whole country," said Kapur after shooting a third round of 70 at the Dubai Desert Classic.
"I know the members at my club are very excited and there is going to be people climbing all over the walls just to get a glimpse of Tiger.
But the interest he will generate even in his short visit is not just from a golf perspective but basically he is one of the biggest celebrities in the world and with him coming to India for a first time is going to generate a huge amount of interest in golf."