Friday, April 24, 2009

Tiger coming to Charlotte

Tiger Woods is coming back to Charlotte, to play in the Quail Hollow Championship. His website posting that just after 10 a.m. on Friday, although no official word from the tournament directors (but we expect that to come sometime this afternoon).

The tournament is now in a unique position of having 2 current defending champions in their field. Tiger did not have a chance to defend his 2007 title, due to resting his knee after the Masters, and 2008 champ Anthony Kim will be back to defend his crown. Kinda cool.

Much more on this as the day goes on, but if there was any thought that this event would not be a sellout (and it's close to that now), this news should put them over the top. It's the first time the tournament hasn't been sold out this late in the month. Usually, it's a sellout before April begins (or at least it seems that way).

Tiger is coming off of a top 10 finish at the Masters, and a win at Bay Hill before that. The week just got more interesting.

Mike Solarte

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