Tiger Woods will come face to face with Aussie Adam Scott in the opening match of the Presidents Cup a few weeks after his caddie slapped Woods with a racial slur.
Woods will play for the United States on the same team with Steve Stricker while Scott will put for the International team together with South Korean K.J. Choi.
This means that Woods will also face Scott’s caddie Steve Williams who had a falling out when Woods sacked him earlier this year after working together for twelve years.
Hurt by the unexpected dismissal, Williams used a racial slur when talking about Woods during an awards ceremony in Shanghai. He gave an apology to Woods for the comment a few days later and the two of them shook hands.
US team captain Fred Couples and International captain Greg Norman said that this pairing was just a coincidence but were very excited about the match-up.
However, according to 2009 U.S. PGA champion Y.E. Yang, Woods and Scott will not have an easy job at Royal Melbourne. The South Korean golfer said that the greens at this course are the toughest greens he had ever played on, and even the slightest mistake could result into a bogey, double or triple.