Tiger Woods Headlines AT&T National Tournament, Looks To Defend Title

Thomas Moreland@NFLMIKEESenior Writer IJune 27, 2010

PEBBLE BEACH, CA - JUNE 20:  Tiger Woods plays from a greenside bunker on the 14th hole during the final round of the 110th U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links on June 20, 2010 in Pebble Beach, California.  (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
Donald Miralle/Getty Images

Tiger Woods will command much of the attention as he prepares, along with many other good players, for the next major while competing at the AT&T National this week.

Woods had flashes of brilliance at Pebble Beach in the US Open, and the rust is falling off the putter and other clubs as he hopes for one major this season, later in July.

This tournament will be played at Aronomink, in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.

Tiger Woods is my A-player in Yahoo Fantasy Golf this week. Even without a victory, he always gets me points, and I have plenty of chances to still use him this season.

Vijay Singh will be my back up player for Woods, although he is seldom used when  Woods starts an event. Singh seems to be healthier lately.

As for my B-players, I will start J.B. Holmes and Fredrik Jacobson this week. They have only missed one cut each in 15 tournaments.

I will select Bo Van Pelt and Robert Allenby as their back up players.

My C-player this week will be Shaun Micheel, who keeps scoring me points lately. Ricky Barnes will be his back up.

After Sunday's final round at the Travelers, I gained ground on my final hurdle, Matt Romig, the last Yahoo Fantasy Expert I will overtake for the season in Fantasy Golf.

I am currently in the 86th percentile, with 3643 points, and in position 20,595. Romig better take Tiger Woods this week, or I will certainly catch him.

The trip to Scotland and the Olde Course at St. Andrews is starting to weigh in on players' thought processes, and trips out of the country are a big hastle.

This might be the week Tiger Woods comes back in a big way, and finally silences the critics proclaiming he is washed up compared to the dominant player he was in the past.


The latest in the sports world, emailed daily.