Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The tournament takes place June 27-30.
Remember all the commotion caused by Tiger Woods' participation in the AT&T National at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda last year? Get set for it to happen all over again, as Woods will be returning to Congressional to defend his title against 131 of the Professional Golfers' Association of America Tour's best golfers at the 2013 AT&T National, June 27-30, according to a news post on mymcmedia.com. "Last year, Woods, a two-time AT&T National champion, shot a 2-under-par 69 on Sunday to finish at 8-under and hold off Bo Van Pelt, who shot 71 and finished 6-under," according to mymcmedia.com. "I’m really looking forward to defending my title at the AT&T National," Woods told mymcmedia.com. "The Washington, DC, community has been …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Saturday tickets and parking will be honored Sunday.
Updated 2:30 p.m.: The AT&T National golf tournament will reopen Sunday after having been closed to fans and volunteers Saturday, following Friday night's storms. Gates will open at 9 a.m. Sunday, with tee times starting at 11 a.m., according to the AT&T National Twitter account. The last ball drops at 6 p.m. Saturday tickets and parking will be honored during Sunday's competition. The golf tournament announced early Saturday that the event would be closed to volunteers and guests, following severe thunderstorms Friday night. The third round of the AT&T National tournament continued without spectators beginning at 1 p.m. ET, with the last tee time slated for 3:10 p.m. Tiger Woods was set to play at 2:40 p.m. The events were be …
There's a lot you should know about what's been going on in Montgomery County this week.
With more than a dozen websites across Montgomery County, Patch brings you news from every corner of our community. Catch up on headlines you may have missed this week, including the latest on a brawl in Gaithersburg, scam artists who tricked a woman out of $20,000 and the events of the AT&T National golf tournament. Scam Artists Bilk $20K from 87-Year-Old Woman in Pigeon Drop Scheme COLESVILLE – Police are looking for a man and woman they believe convinced an 87-year-old woman to give them $20,000 in cash and jewelry. The scam artists confronted the woman near Giant in White Oak and tricked her into withdrawing cash from her bank account and giving them jewelry from her home. Read more on Colesville Patch. Shooting, Multiple Stabbing…
Friday, June 29, 2012
Temperatures reached 98 degrees Friday afternoon.
It's undeniably hot out on the golf course at Congressional Country Club. I'm going to take the editorial liberty to say that. But that hasn't stopped residents from Maryland, Virginia and DC from coming out in droves to see Tiger Woods. Those who came to the U.S. Open in 2011 were denied the opportunity when Woods pulled out of the tournament, but the loyals on Friday got a chance to see him shoot three under for the day and two under for the tournament so far. Woods isn't the only draw for golf lovers. "It sure beats working," said Jason Sutphin, a Fairfax, Va., resident lounging in the shade at the tournament. Sutphin came out with two other men. They'd given each other tickets for Father's Day. "We bought them for each other - with …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
During the AT&T National golf tournament, residents living near Congressional sell spots on their front yards for parking.
Driving along River Road near Congressional Country Club this week, you’ll probably find yourself stuck in a little more traffic than usual as cars pack the road trying to find parking for the AT&T National golf tournament. The country club doesn’t offer parking, so tournament goers have a few choices. They can park in offsite lots (up to 18 miles away) and pay between $10 and $20 to park and get shuttled to the event. The tournament also offers a VIP pass to park near the course for up to $150. Or, as many opt to do, they can park on people’s front lawns -- for a price, of course. Eleven homes in the nearby vicinity have permits issued by the county that allow them to use their yards as a parking lot, according to David Niblock, a senior…
All the answers you need, from what to bring to how to ask a player for their autograph.
Heading to the AT&T National this week? Here’s what you need to know about rules and etiquette for spectators at Congressional Country Club, according to the tournament website: Distracting or embarrassing a player, making rude comments or gestures towards a player, and booing or cheering at inappropriate times may result in removal from the tournament. The following items are NOT allowed at Congressional during the tournament: Heading to the tournament, but not sure where to park? Check out our handy transportation guide before you leave.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Hotels, restaurants preparing to cater to tournament-goers this week.
It may not be as large of an event as last year’s U.S. Open, but Montgomery County businesses are preparing for an economic boost from this week’s AT&T National Golf Tournament. The tournament will bring 120 of the top PGA Tour professionals—including Tiger Woods—to compete at Congressional Country Club. Woods, who founded the AT&T National Golf Tournament, was the winner in 2009—the last year it was played at Congressional. The tournament returns after Congressional played host to last year’s U.S. Open, which drew nearly 230,000 attendees and had an estimated economic impact of between $130 and $150 million in the county. While it’s too soon to tell how many will attend the AT&T National this week and how much spectators will spend, “if…
We're keeping our eyes peeled for Tiger Woods this week at the AT&T National Golf Tournament and elsewhere around town. We need your help.
Patch is on Tiger Watch this week. As the AT&T National Golf Tournament tees off this week, tournament partner Tiger Woods will be in town with the Tiger Woods Foundation raising money to support education for underserved youth. In between his tournament and foundation work, Woods may grab a slice of pizza in Bethesda. Perhaps he'll pick up a caramel macchiato at Starbucks in Potomac. Keep your eyes peeled and your camera ready. Let us know where you've spotted Tiger, and upload your photos here. We promise to do the same.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Tiger Woods' golf tournament returns to Congressional this week.
The AT&T National Golf Tournament is returning to Bethesda this week, bringing 120 of the top PGA Tour professionals – including Tiger Woods – to compete at Congressional Country Club. Woods, who founded the tournament, was the winner in 2009 -- the last year it was played at Congressional. The tournament returns after Congressional played host to last year’s U.S. Open. In 2009, the AT&T National drew nearly 200,000 spectators, according to the Tiger Woods Foundation. It's ongoing this week through July 1. If you’re heading to the course, here’s what you need to know about getting there. Parking There’s no on-site parking at Congressional, so spectators will need to board complimentary shuttles from off-site parking lots to the tournament…