ORLANDO, Fla., March 16 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods will attempt this week to become the first player in PGA Tour history to win the same tournament five years in a row.
Woods defends once again in the Bay Hill Invitational, which he won by 11 strokes last year.
The 2004 tournament begins Thursday at the Bay Hill Club & Lodge. First prize is $900,000.
Among the entrants is John Daly, who has been recovering from a hand injury, and Todd Hamilton, the 38-year-old tour rookie who won the Honda Classic on Sunday.
When Woods won at Bay Hill in 2003, he became the first player in 73 years to win a PGA Tour event four straight years.
Only Walter Hagen, Gene Sarazen and Tom Morris Jr. ever won four straight tour events. Hagen won the PGA 1924 through 1927, Sarazen the Miami Open 1926 through 1929 and Morris won the British Open four consecutive times in the late 1800s.