Tiger Woods excited to host PGA Tour`s ATandT National at Congressional
Released on = May 30, 2007, 12:19 pm
Press Release Author = GolfPublisher Syndications
Industry = Media
Press Release Summary = Tiger Woods talks about preparations for his AT&T National event. PGA Tour news at WorldGolf.com
Press Release Body = From WorldGolf.com News Services, Golf Publisher Syndications
The dream Tiger Woods and his late father once shared is edging closer and closer to becoming a reality.
With a little more than a month left before Woods hosts the AT&T National at Congressional Country Club, Woods stopped by the Bethesda, Md., course Tuesday to promote the July 5-8 event, which will be put on by the Tiger Woods Foundation.
\"It\'s always been a dream of my father and I to one day host a PGA Tour event and we\'ve been extremely lucky and very fortunate to have had an opportunity to do it here at Congressional,\" Woods told reporters. \"This is a very historic site, and one which has hosted four major championships, and one that I did play in - didn\'t do very well in, but did play.
\"I just found it to be just a wonderful golf course, a golf course that I always wanted to come back and play again.\"
Woods, whose father, Earl Woods, died last May at the age of 74 following a long battle with cancer, said he and his dad began discussing the possibility one day hosting a tournament nearly 10 years ago.
\"I just wish he could have been here to see it because he would have been so proud of what we\'re going to put on and what we have been putting on,\" Woods said. \"So it\'s something that\'s near and dear to my heart and something that\'s been ultimately very close to me.\"
The AT&T National will feature a $6 million purse with $1.8 million going to the winner. Proceeds will benefit the Tiger Woods Foundation and various youth programs in the Washington D.C. area.
Another aspect Woods said he\'s proud of is the relatively low ticket prices, which he hopes will allow entire families to attend the tournament together. There will also be 30,000 tickets distributed to active military men and women and their guests.
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