Tiger lobbies for AT&T to stay at Congressional


BETHESDA, Md. – In an area of the country known for politics, Tiger Woods was doing some campaigning at the AT&T National on Sunday.

The former tournament host – the event still benefits his foundation – was lobbying to keep the festivities at Congressional Country Club beyond its current contractual obligation, which runs through next year.

“The membership has been fantastic,” he said. “We've enjoyed our time here. Trust me, we'd like to come back.”

Overall, Woods was effusive in his praise for the event, which was played on this course for a second straight year after being moved to Aronomink for two years when the U.S. Open was being hosted.

“The people came out and supported,” he continued. “This is a huge sporting town. They really support their sports here. They've come out and supported us, and this year has been no different.”