Golfer Tiger Woods vowed April 20 to dedicate his AT&T National PGA Tour event to the men and women of the U.S. armed forces for the third consecutive year.
The AT&T National hosted by Tiger Woods will donate 30,000 tickets for retired veterans, active-duty troops, reserve-component servicemembers and their families to attend the tournament July 2-5 at Congressional Country Club.
Woods, who missed the tournament last year while recovering from knee surgery, will play the Earl Woods Memorial Pro-Am on July 1 with a foursome completed by servicemen and women, as he did in 2007, the tournament’s first year.
The Military Caddie Program again will feature troops serving as caddies for the pros on the seventh hole. Two years ago at that hole, Woods handed his putter to Army Sgt. Michael Woods, who knocked down a 12-footer for the play of the day at Congressional.
Wounded warriors will serve as honorary starters on the first tee box for the tournament’s opening ceremony July 1 at 11 a.m.
Woods hopes to bring the buzz back to the nation’s capital. The tourney is scheduled for July 2-5, 2009, on Congressional Country Club’s 7,173-yard blue course in Bethesda, Md.
President one day? hmmmm
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