(BETHESDA, Md.) — Tiger Woods will be the host of this weekend’s AT&T National at the Congressional Country Club.
Woods won the tournament in 2009 and is coming off a 21st place tie two weeks ago at the U.S. Open. Still, he will be one of only two of the top-10 players at the tournament. No. 10 Hunter Mahan will be the only other player making the trip to Congressional.
“We’ve seen what this place can do when it gets soft and what the guys can shoot,” said Woods on the Congressional course on Tuesday. “This week with the weather forecast, with it supposed to be as hot as it’s supposed to be. I don’t think we’re going to quiet see it as fast as it is right now. They’re going to have to put some water on it to keep it alive.”
Woods won the Memorial on June 3 and also won the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March. So what will Woods have to do in order to have a repeat performance of 2009?
“The key is just giving yourself chances, giving yourself opportunities on the back nine on Sunday each and every time,” said Woods. “That’s one of the reasons Jack (Nicklaus) was so good at it, he won 18, but if you think about it he finished second 19 times. You’re not going to win them all but if you’re there a lot; chances are you’re going to win your share.”
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Lois M. Collins, Deseret News