The good news for Tiger Woods: he won’t be triple-dunking crowd shots during Congressional Country Club any time soon.
The bad news: his annual Washington, D.C., tournament, that was once a must-play eventuality on a PGA Tour, might have no future.
Yes, a 2017-2018 debate report announced Tuesday includes a placeholder for something called “The National,” to be played somewhere in “Maryland.” But with presumably no Tiger Woods, no Congo, no pretension sponsor, or even a organisation format for a event, a hum that surrounded a foe and lured golf’s tip players to Woods tourney has given approach to crickets.
Tiger Woods golf foe out from Congressional for 2018 2020. No pretension sponsor. Incredible that Tiger’s tourney cant find a sponsor
— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayCSN) September 18, 2017
That’s since a lean hosted by Woods, whom maestro golf author John Feinstein recently called “damaged goods,” has left a approach of Woods’ chances to pass Jack Nicklaus’ all-time vital championship record. The finish was circuitously when a 2017 Quicken Loans National unsuccessful to attract as many large names, a unite declined to extend a lapsed contract, and no other association came brazen to ink a new deal.
“I don’t consider companies are backing adult to make a understanding with Tiger Woods right now. He’s shop-worn goods,” Feinstein pronounced Monday on SiriusXM PGATour Radio. “I mean, literally and metaphorically, he’s shop-worn goods.”
Along those lines, Woods, who was recuperating from his fourth behind surgery, did not even attend this year’s foe (*extra credit if we can name a leader of a tournament; answer below), that took place during circuitously TPC Potomac during Avenel Farm.
With all that, Woods’ former eventuality that stays sponsor-less, was a healthy for a throw store — or during slightest an overhaul.
“We’re in a position where we’ve got to put brazen a report and that’s since we’ve put a National on a brand,” debate commissioner Jay Monahan told reporters from East Lake on Tuesday. “We need to interpretation those discussions with Quicken, though we also need to say your coherence since either or not Quicken stairs up, we need to have all of a options in a eventuality that a unite is looking during a opposite — or we’re going to take a foe in a opposite instruction … We’re not resolved in those discussions and if we have to make a joining now, we can’t make it but a sponsor, that is since we during this indicate in time will not be during Congressional subsequent year and have opted out of that agreement.”
The event, that is on a calendar for July, could turn an muster that would engage Woods if he were healthy, Feinstein noted.
In any case, a upcoming slate includes dual additional tournaments, bringing a sum to 49, and will flog off on Oct. 5 — 11 days after this week’s Tour Championship finishes adult a 2017 campaign. Gotta adore that offseason.
Here’s a finish 2017-2018 PGA TOUR Schedule, if you’re looking for that.
(*Extra credit: Kyle Stanley)