Tiger Woods, Matt Kuchar to play in '15 Americas Golf Cup
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Tiger Woods, Matt Kuchar to play in ’15 Americas Golf Cup


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Tiger Woods and Matt Kuchar will play in the second edition of the Americas Golf Cup, a tournament played a week ago both committed to last spring, but then backed out of due to Woods' re-aggravated back problems.

Tournament CEO Lisandro Borges tweeted the players' commitments on Friday night.

The tournament format matches two-man teams from North and South America against one another in a 72-hole stroke-play format. The Argentinian team of Emilio Domínguez and Rafael Echenique won the first edition of the event with an eagle on their final hole.

The 2015 edition of the event appears to be moving from October to December, according to Golf Channel Latin America. While a host country hasn't been announced yet, Brazil and Mexico are frontrunners to get the event.

Woods has not played since missing the cut at the PGA Championship in August and missing the FedEx Cup playoffs. The 14-time major winner announced after the year's final major that he'd remove himself from consideration for the 2014 Ryder Cup team and did not plan to play again until the Hero World Challenge in Orlando in December.

Americas Golf Cup officials announced in April that Woods and Kuchar would play in the inaugural edition. With Woods backing out, Kuchar did as well, playing a home game instead at the McGladrey Classic.

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