Tiger Woods to Keep December Tournament

Dan Hauser
Posted by Dan Hauser
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Published in Jupiter Island

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Starting this October, the PGA Tour will go to year-round scheduling. The season’s will start in October and wrap around to the following calendar year. As a result, there was question whether The World Challenge, hosted by Jupiter Island resident Tiger Woods, would be able to continue to be played the first weekend in December. Well, the future of the event is no longer in doubt and will be back on the schedule this year.

The tournament, which is scheduled for December 5-8 at Sherwood Country Club in California, has raised over $25 million for college-access programs through the Tiger Woods Learning Center and the Earl Woods Scholarship program.
With the last official event of 2013 being held in Mexico on November 17th, The World Challenge will take place following a two week break. There will then be a three week break before the start of the 2014 part of the schedule.

While The World Challenge will only offer world ranking points and not any FedEx Cup points, it will once again boast a big purse and a field full of top talent. With the European Tour also on hiatus, The World Challenge typically attracts the biggest names from not only the PGA Tour but from Europe as well including Loxahatchee River residents Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler and Old Palm resident Lee Westwood.

The World Challenge is one of three tournaments that are put on by Tiger Woods or his foundation. The others are the AT&T National that was held this past weekend at Congressional Country Club and the Deutsche Bank Championship, the last event held before the start of the FedEx Cup Playoffs.

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