Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Tiger At Quail A Good Possibilty But Not For Sure

There's still no answer as to whether Tiger Woods will play in the Quail Hollow Championship three weeks from now but it remains a good possibility.

What happens at the Masters may determine whether Woods makes Charlotte his first appearance in a regular PGA Tour event since the scandal around his personal life erupted last November. He has not made a final decision about playing Charlotte, I've been told.

A handful of factors will likely play into Woods' decision about Quail Hollow:

How he plays this weekend, how the crowd reacts to him and what else he may have going on in his life.

The crowd reaction at Augusta has been extremely positive and there's no reason to expect that will change. How Woods plays is a bigger question. No one's quite sure what to expect from him when he tees it up on Thursday. Despite his calm demeanor, he's going to feel more nerves than usual on the first tee.

If Woods does play at Quail Hollow, I expect he'll announce it earlier than in the past. Woods has traditionally waited until the last day before entries close to officially commit to tournaments. In Woods' new world, I think we'll see him adjust his commitment schedule, a nice gesture on his part.