Tiger Woods Officially Commits to PLAYERS Championship Field

Tiger Woods has officially entered the 2010 PLAYERS ChampionshipTiger Woods has officially committed to The PLAYERS Championship, tournament, and will continue his 2010 season at THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass, May 3-9.

Woods committed to the Quail Hollow Championship, April 26-May 2, in Charlotte, N.C., and will compete there before returning to TPC Sawgrass for THE PLAYERS.

“We are thrilled to add Tiger Woods to THE PLAYERS Championship field and really appreciate the fact that he gave us advance notice so we can generate additional excitement here in the community,” said Jay Monahan, vice president and executive director of The PLAYERS. “This is a huge boost for what was already shaping up to be an incredible week for our fans on site and those watching around the world. The addition of the world’s No. 1
player will only enhance The PLAYERS, and we look forward to welcoming Tiger – and what we hope will be record crowds – to TPC Sawgrass.”

Woods, who won The PLAYERS in 2001, will make his second consecutive start at TPC Sawgrass after missing the 2008 event due to knee surgery. He posted a solo eighth-place finish last year, his first top 10 result since his 2001 victory and fourth top 10 in 12 career starts.

Woods joins a field that is annually considered the deepest in all of golf. Also committed to The PLAYERS 2010 are reigning Masters champion and 2007 PLAYERS champion Phil Mickelson, two-time winner this year and Ponte Vedra Beach-resident Jim Furyk and former PLAYERS champions Sergio Garcia (2008) and Henrik Stenson (2009).

Tickets are still available for The PLAYERS and can be purchased at PGATOUR.com, by visiting the clubhouse at TPC Sawgrass or at local Publix Supermarkets throughout Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. Active duty, reserve and retired military personnel and their dependents are admitted free to the tournament all day, every day. All children 18 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult all week.

 

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