Golfer Woods will drive in charity race

Thursday, April 20, 2006

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- Tiger Woods will race a high-powered dirt-track car Monday in a charity race on New Zealand's North Island.

Woods, in New Zealand to attend caddie Steve Williams' wedding, accepted Williams' challenge to drive in the event.

"I've done other things. I've thrown a baseball a few times and thrown a couple of coins here and there," Woods told a news conference in Auckland on Thursday. "This is a bit more physical."

Williams is an enthusiastic racer when not working for Woods and is the New Zealand champion in modified saloon cars.

He said Woods will head one of two five-man teams in the charity event, a 12-lap competition at Huntly.

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