Tiger Woods Will Play at Quail Hollow
An article at TigerWoods.com was headlined "Woods commits to Quail Hollow Championship." The tournament runs from April 29 to May 2 and will be Woods' second tournament of the year.
"I'm excited about competing," Woods said on his web site. "It's a wonderful venue, and they always have a great field. ... It's always been one of my favorite courses. I can't wait to go back."
It will be interesting to see what the security procedures are like at Quail Hollow. Woods chose to make his long-awaited return at the Masters not only because it's the year's first major but also because Augusta, more than any other venue in golf, has tight security and a strict code of conduct for visitors, which assured that Woods wouldn't be heckled over his Thanksgiving night car accident and the five months of revelations about his personal life that followed it.
Quail Hollow won't necessarily provide him with that kind of security, but if Woods is going to continue his golf career, he can't expect to be protected by an Augusta-style cocoon forever, and he's apparently decided that he's ready for Quail Hollow.
Woods also committed to the U.S. Open, which begins June 17 at Pebble Beach.