Tour Returns to New England Area


The PGA Tour returns to the Boston area and brings the biggest name in golf with it.
The Deutsche Bank Championship will be contested at the TPC of Boston this Labor Day weekend. The event will begin on Friday and conclude on Labor Day Monday.
The Tiger Woods Foundation will be the primary beneficiary of the $5 million tournament. The winner will take home $900,000.
In addition to Woods, the field will include U.S. Open champion Jim Furyk, British Open champion Ben Curtis, Vijay Singh, Nick Price and NEC winner Darren Clarke.
Others like Davis Love III, Mike Weir, Ernie Els and Phil Mickelson decided not to play for a fourth consecutive week, after having competed in The International, PGA Championship and WGC-NEC Invitational.
Furyk, Curtis and Singh are making their fifth straight starts, dating back to the Buick Open.
The New England region has a great golf history. Francis Oiumets monumental upset in the 1913 U.S. Open took place at The Country in Brookline. The first Ryder Cup was contested at the Worcester Country Club in 1927.
The tour made regular trips to the region from 1965-98, playing a tournament that was last known as the CVS Charity Classic, at Pleasant Valley Country Club.
The TPC at Boston was opened last June, and has been adjusted to meet tournament standards. Four new tee boxes have been built, and the eighth green has been reshaped.
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