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Woods worth an extra 6,000 tickets?

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GREENSBORO, N.C. – Although officials couldn’t exactly quantify Tiger Woods’ impact on attendance this week at the Wyndham Championship, the crowds that flocked to Sedgefield Country Club early Thursday spoke volumes.

Tournament director Mark Brazil estimated officials had sold an extra 6,000 tickets for Thursday’s opening round and said he anticipates selling an additional 8,000 to 10,000 more on Friday and for the weekend if Woods makes the cut.

“Everybody would love to see him playing in the [FedEx Cup] playoffs and it’s good to see him playing well today,” Erik Compton said.

Woods, who has never played the Wyndham Championship, opened with a 6-under 64 and was tied for fifth when he completed his round. He will need to win or possibly finish alone in second place this week to advance to the first playoff event next week.