A few weeks back we asked Quail Hollow Championship tournament director Kim Hougham if he was prepared to become a footnote in one of the strangest chapters in golf history – the first regular PGA Tour event Tiger Woods plays post-fire hydrant.
At the time Hougham said there were contingency plans in place – he called it a “Plan T” – for the comeback, but pointed out Quail Hollow regularly sells out even when Woods is not playing. It’s worth pointing out officials sent out a press release announcing that third-round tickets had sold out at 9:46 a.m. (ET) on Thursday, more than four hours before announcing Woods would play the tournament.
The influx of media, however, was a bigger concern for Hougham. Lee Patterson, the tournament’s director of communications, said he plans to have seats in the media center for about 140 journalists and will be able to accommodate about 400 credentialed media.