Out of the Woods Tiger likes challenge

MIAMI - World number one Tiger Woods will have to contend with the hottest player in the game when he continues his comeback from reconstructive knee surgery at this week's WGC-CA Championship.

MIAMI - World number one Tiger Woods will have to contend with the hottest player in the game when he continues his comeback from reconstructive knee surgery at this week's WGC-CA Championship.

Australian Geoff Ogilvy is set to launch his title defence in tomorrow's opening round at the Doral Golf Resort where he will be bidding for a fourth tournament win in eight starts.

Ogilvy clinched his third World Golf Championships crown at this month's Accenture Match Play Championship and is eager to return to Doral in pursuit of a fourth.

"It's exciting to defend a golf tournament, to go back to where you've played well," said Ogilvy, who faces a strong field of 80 including the world's top 20 players.

Ogilvy, the world number four, has produced sparkling form since taking a six-week break from the game at the end of the 2008 US season.

He clinched his first title on home soil at the Australian PGA Championship in December before cruising to a six-stroke victory at the PGA Tour's season-opening Mercedes-Benz Championship in Hawaii the following month.

The American world number one has recorded 24 top-10 finishes.

Woods made his return to the PGA Tour at the Accenture Match Play Championship in Arizona where he was encouraged by his form, despite losing to Tim Clark. "I was very pleased with the way I hit the golf ball," he said. - Reuters

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