US PGA Tour returns to Washington

Updated: 22 March 2007 06:37 IST

The US PGA Tour is returning to the US capital with a guy who carries more clout than anyone in golf: Tiger Woods.

US PGA Tour returns to Washington
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The US PGA Tour is returning to the US capital with a guy who carries more clout than anyone in golf: Tiger Woods. Woods will join Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus as hosts of a US PGA Tour event, although still to be announced was a title sponsor and a golf course for the new tournament in the Washington, D C area during the American Independence Day holiday week. The Tiger Woods Foundation will run the tournament, and the foundation will be the chief beneficiary of charity. The tournament will be held from July 5-8 and takes the spot in the schedule that once belonged to the International outside Denver. The International cancelled its event three weeks ago because it could not find a title sponsor. Tournament founder Jack Vickers attributed the demise to Woods not playing his event. That won't be a problem in Washington. " Woods probably won't play his new event this year because his wife is expecting their first child in early July. But he figures to be a regular in the long haul, especially with his foundation running the tournament and getting a big portion of the charity. The world's No 1 player has competed only three times in the area - twice at the Presidents Cup held at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in northern Virginia, and at the 1997 US Open at Congressional. The relationship between Woods and a US PGA Tour event is strong when it benefits the Tiger Woods Foundation, such as the Deutsche Bank Championship outside Boston, which Woods has never missed. He is host of the Target World Challenge, an unofficial event in December for 16 top players, which benefits the Tiger Woods Learning Center and other programs in his foundation.

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