Fred Couples, captain of the Presidents Cup team, gets his wish and so does the rest of the golf world as Tiger Woods will play in the Frys.com Open.
Tiger made the announcement via his website Monday that he’d play in the tournament which runs from October 6th – 9th and is played in San Martin, California at CordeValle Golf Club.
Woods, a California native said “I always enjoy competing in my home state, and this tournament fits my schedule perfectly. I’m looking forward to seeing some old friends.”
The last tournament he played in was the PGA Championship and he only played two days, as he missed the cut, and had to go home. That was August 12th. ”It’s been a long time between the PGA and Frys, and I’ll be anxious to compete,” Woods said today on his website.
Weather you like him or not Tiger Woods always brings the element of excitement to the game of golf and any tournament he plays in. The appearance from Tiger in one of the PGA’s smaller-scale events will surely bring some attention and excitement. Tournament president Duke Butler said, “Last year our total attendance for the week was 25,000, we’ll certainly more than double it for the week. We’ll probably have 75,000.”
Tiger has won the Frys.com Open before, once in 1996 as a rookie on the tour and again in 1999. While he’s quickly approaching the two year mark of his last win, the Australian Masters in 2009, I’m sure he’d like to forget about that stat and notch his third win.
His next event is scheduled for November 10th – 13th in Australia for the Australian Open, followed by the Presidents Cup a week later.