Choi Back to Defend at Tigers Event


AT&T NationalBETHESDA, Md. -- Tiger Woods will be back on tour this week, but only as a host. He will not play in the AT&T National.
Woods -- just weeks after winning the U.S. Open, calling an end to his season and announcing he would have surgery -- is set to host the second year of his tournament.
K.J. Choi won the first AT&T National with a 68 in the final round last year, beating Steve Stricker by three shots. Choi (No. 10) and Stricker (No. 7) are the only players ranked inside the world top 10 who will be in the limited field this week.
The last two PGA TOUR winners since Woods claimed the U.S. Open -- Stewart Cink and Kenny Perry -- will not be at Congressional, which is hosting the tournament for the second straight year.
The purse for the tournament is $6 million, with $1.08 million allotted for the winner.
GOLF CHANNEL will broadcast coverage of the first two rounds beginning at 4 p.m. (ET) both days, while CBS will have coverage on the weekend starting at 3 p.m. (ET).
Next week's event is the John Deere Classic, which was won by Jonathan Byrd last year.
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