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WOODS, GARCIA RENEW DUEL IN THE DESERT

Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia promise the rivalry that started at Medinah will find a new chapter in the Arizona desert.

Woods, Garcia and 10 of their PGA Tour rivals will be playing for a $1 million first prize this week at the Williams World Challenge in Scottsdale.

The $3.5 million, 72-hole tournament, sanctioned by the PGA Tour though not an official tour event, starts today at the Grayhawk Golf Club.

Woods, who turns 24 on Thursday, and Garcia, the Spaniard who will be 20 on Jan. 9, staged a stirring duel in the final round of the PGA Championship at Medinah in August.

Garcia and Woods have become good friends on and off the course and the Spaniard couldn't pass up the chance to play in the Williams Challenge, which Woods is hosting.

"It's been a good year," Garcia said with a chuckle. "Not as good as his (Woods). But for being my first year, it's been very good.

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