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Woods faces new challenge

By resolving the colossal date conflict between the Presidents Cup and South African Open, golf's global schedule now has another on its hands — with Tiger Woods caught in the middle.

South African tour officials agreed to push its national tournament back a week, relieving its top talent from having to choose where to play Nov. 17-20. Masters champion Charl Schwartzel and Hall of Famer Ernie Els are among five South Africans among the top eight on the International team's points list.

Here's where it gets juicy: The tour also managed to wrangle a new World Golf Championships event, which it slotted for Dec. 1-4 — opposite the Chevron World Challenge...