Tiger Woods Commits To Play in the Quail Hollow Championship

Michael FitzpatrickFeatured ColumnistApril 16, 2010

AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 11:  Tiger Woods waits on the ninth green during the final round of the 2010 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 11, 2010 in Augusta, Georgia.  (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
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Tiger Woods has formally announced that he will be playing in the Quail Hollow Championship, which is scheduled to take place April 26-May 2 in Charlotte, N.C.

Amid reports of an imminent divorce from his wife Elin Nordegren, Woods has strayed from his typical routine of entering tournaments only at the very last minute and has committed to the Quail Hollow Championship a full 11 days in advance of the event.

“It makes such a difference and we do appreciate it for a lot of reasons,” tournament director Kym Hougham told the Charlotte Observer. “We’ve been talking about this for a long time and we had a Tiger plan just in case. Now we can implement it.”

"I'm excited about competing," Woods posted yesterday on his website. "It's a wonderful venue, and they always have a great field."

Woods also committed to play the 2010 U.S. Open a full two months before the start of the event.

"It's always been one of my favorite courses," Woods said. "I can't wait to go back."

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Could Woods finally be thinking about others within the game of golf?

Well, he’s certainly making an effort to change his ways, which is something that should be respected…now if he could only learn to curb that childish temper he may really turn over a new leaf in his career.

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