Friday 25 May 2018

Woods' Tour event at risk due to lack of sponsor

Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods

James Corrigan

Tiger Woods faces the embarrassing prospect of seeing the PGA Tour event he hosts cancelled because of the lack of a title sponsor.

Jay Monahan, the Tour's commissioner, revealed in the build-up to the Tour Championship which begins in Atlanta tomorrow that unless a deal can be agreed with Quicken Loans, or a replacement found, then the National tournament might be dropped from next year's calendar.

It would be a remarkable scenario: golf's most famous player being unable to attract a backer for a fully-fledged Tour event in Washington DC, the nation's capital. This would be a new blow for Woods after a number of negative headlines, with the most recent being his arrest for driving under the influence. The National has been included on the Tour's 2018 schedule but there is no venue listed.

Monahan said the Tour had cancelled the contract with Congressional, which was due to stage the championship in June.

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