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Tiger Woods expected to play Memorial

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A little over two months ago, Tiger Woods decided to change things up a bit by announcing he’d be in the field for the Players and the AT&T National. Woods, who usually waits until the week of the tournament deadline to make his intentions known, decided to give tournament sponsors an early heads-up, something he’s rarely done in the past.

As I mentioned in a post just after the announcement, Woods’ decision to play the Players and AT&T National wasn’t even the biggest story. Rather, it was the glaring hole he left between the Players and AT&T, a hole that was usually filled by the Memorial.

On Monday evening Golfchannel.com reported that Woods would be committing to Jack’s event, putting an end to the speculation that he may bypass it all together.

Woods’ pending commitment to the Memorial shouldn’t come as a surprise. His success in years past (4 wins in 9 years) made the decision an easy one. But I still wonder why he waited so long to make the announcement.

Why even bother announcing your intention to play at the Players and AT&T National so far out if you weren’t going to announce the Memorial at the same time? It just doesn’t add up.

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Written by Jonathan Wall

05/25/2010 at 2:25 pm

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  1. […] Hank Gola wrote an interesting post today. Here’s a quick excerptA little over two months ago, Tiger Woods decided to change things up a bit by announcing he’d be in the field for the Players and the AT&T National. Woods, who usually waits until the week of the tournament deadline to make his … […]


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