Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Waiting on Tiger and Phil

By Friday at 5 p.m., everyone who's going to play in next week's Quail Hollow Championship will have to officially commit.

That means Tiger Woods (likely), Phil Mickelson (certainly) and Geoff Ogilvy (probably) should add their names to an already impressive list of players headed here next week.

Even without Tiger, Phil and Ogilvy, the tournament has official commitments from new Masters champion Angel Cabrera, Sergio Garcia, Jim Furyk, Retief Goosen, Vijay Singh, Padraig Harrington, Zach Johnson, Robert Karlsson, defending champion Anthony Kim, Camilo Villegas, Ian Poulter, Adam Scott, Davis Love III, Hunter Mahan, Steve Stricker, Rocco Mediate and the one and only Boo Weekley.

Aside from major championships (and overseas events that offer big appearance money), Woods typically doesn't commit until the last minute. That's been his policy and it's not likely to change this week. The vibes, however, are good about Woods returning to the tournament he won two years ago.

Mickelson's camp has said he's coming. It's just a matter of making it official. Ogilvy is also expected to join the party.

That's a strong lineup.


Anonymous said...

Where is Joey Sindelar?

Anonymous said...

Steve Williams website says he is coming to Quail, so I assume Tiger will be coming. As a golf fan that actually saddens me because this great golf tournament turns into a see-and-be-seen happy hour.