New Delhi: Legendary golfer Tiger Woods arrived here Monday for his first visit to India. He will be playing an exhibition match Tuesday that has been organised by leading motorcycle company Hero Motocorp.
Tiger, World No.1, arrived here from Dubai, where he took part in the Dubai Desert Classic, and was whisked away from the VIP area at the airport amidst tight security.
Woods will be playing a round of golf with Pawan Munjal, CEO and managing director of Hero Motocorp, and some members at the premier Delhi Golf Club. The American golfer will also play a round of skins with India's leading golfers Shiv Kapur and Anirban Lahiri.
The motorcycle makers are reportedly paying Woods $2.2 million dollars in appearance money for one day.
Meanwhile, preparations were in full swing Monday evening as the DGC gears up to give Woods a memorable welcome.
"He will be playing Tuesday with Shiv Kapur, Lahiri, Mr. Munjal and a few of his guests. This will be an 'only members' event and one can see that the DGC is undergoing a mini-renovation for Woods' visit,” Jasjit Singh, a top coach at the DGC told IANS.
“A huge crowd is expected to come and all the kids who come for coaching are especially excited.”