Organizers of Michigan’s only PGA Tournament can rest easier: Tiger has said that he intends to play.
The tournament’s defending champion said in a satellite conference that he would show up to play at the Warwick Hills club in Grand Blanc, barring any complications from his wife’s pregnancy. Elin Woods is due to deliver the couple’s first child in July. The Buick Open is at the end of June.
I know everyone thinks the tournament is kind of up in the air for me, but I intend on playing the tournament,” Woods said. “We’re very excited about our impending family extension here shortly, but I intend to be there, intend to play, intend on defending.”
Tournament organizers no doubt were rubbing their hands in naked glee. Tiger’s presence can make or break a tournament.