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Rory McIlroy among players in Tiger Woods' Thousand Oaks tournament

Rory McIlroy among players in Tiger Woods' Thousand Oaks tournament
Rory McIlroy and Tiger Wood (Darron Cummings / Associated Press)

Former U.S. Open winner Rory McIlroy and 2012 British Open winner Ernie Els are among the 18 golfers scheduled to play with Tiger Woods in Woods' charity tournament in Thousand Oaks in December.

The Tiger Woods' Foundation on Monday announced the field for the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge, a four-round event at Sherwood Country Club scheduled for Dec. 5-8  and paying $1 million to the winner.

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Besides Woods, McIlroy and Els, the field includes:

Defending World Challenge winner Graeme McDowell, 2010 tournament winner Jim Furyk, Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter, Matt Kuchar, Hunter Mahan, Brandt Snedeker, Zach Johnson, Bubba Watson, Steve Stricker, Keegan Bradley, Jason Day and Jason Dufner, winner of this year's PGA Championship.

Two additional players are to be added at a later date.

Woods, who last week was named PGA Tour player of the year, is a five-time winner of the World Challenge, whose proceeds benefit Woods' charitable foundation.

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