Americans Ben Crane and Bo Van Pelt have claimed wins over the past two years at the Mines Resort and Golf Club with Woods in town this week.
"I know the guys I play against week in and week out," said Lipsky, who is enjoying a fruitful season. "They have the game to shoot 20 under, 25 under here that it took last year. Thaworn (Wiratchant) is playing really well and Marcus (Fraser) is playing well too. So I wouldn't be surprised if one of those guys won this week.
Lipsky won the Asian Tour’s Qualifying School in January and then following up with a first pro title at the Cambodian Classic. He has since posted four other top-five finishes to be ranked sixth on the Merit list.
“Playing with these players in a PGA Tour event is a dream come true," he said. "Growing up in the U.S. and being in an event like this is what I always dreamed of doing. I was working toward this since I was a little kid. So I'm really excited to be here."
The 24-year-old Bhullar, who has won two tournaments in Taipei and Macau in the past two months, is confident.
“Golf is no longer only the PGA Tour. If you look at the Ryder Cup or a few of the big tours, players are coming off from all over the world. I played with K.J. Choi a few weeks ago in Korea, and he was telling me golf is a global game now. Anybody from any country can come and win a big tournament,” said Bhullar.
“Obviously we have 10 top players from the Asian Tour this week. It could be anybody's week, especially playing on Asian soil. It's a benefit for Asian Tour players because we have been playing in this kind of conditions for the last few years.
"Tiger Woods is a legend, and a living legend. What he has done, no one else has done in this generation. I think all of Asia is getting excited to see him this week.”