Tiger Returns To The Scene Of The (Love) Crime — For A $3 Million Pay Day

Tiger Woods is returning to where his life started to crumble — Melbourne, Australia.

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It was during the serial cheater’s visit Down Under where The National Enquirer photographed New York socialite Rachel Uchitel checking into Woods’ hotel.

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The philandering star has just announced he will defend his Australian Masters title — his last victory — in November.

And RadarOnline.com has confirmed the local government is paying the serial love rat up to $3 million just to turn up.

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But Victoria’s state authorities are defending the move to use taxpayers’ money to hire Woods.

“We’re not the morality police here in Victoria,” said local politician Tim Holding.

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“We don’t cross-examine sporting superstars about their personal lives… I just think that’s a very slippery slope.

“Everyone’s entitled to a second chance and I think Tiger Woods is no exception.”

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The government believes the multi-million-dollar price tag to lure Woods –  despite his lurid sex scandal — will be paid back more than 10-fold in economic gains.

Last year, the appearance generated a $34 million boost to their economy in ticket sales, hotel and restaurant bookings.

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It turned out to be Woods’ last tournament until the US Masters in April, as a mysterious November 27 car accident led to revelations of marital infidelity that prompted him to take a five-month break from the game.

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