Having Tiger Woods at Quail Hollow will perk the April 29-May 2 tournament up once again this year -- Tiger made the announcement via his website today.
In 2009, Woods placed fourth at Quail Hollow, finishing two shots behind champion Sean O'Hair. Tiger has played in Charlotte three other times and won the whole thing in 2007.
Woods is known to like the course at Quail Hollow, which is quite a challenge -- especially the final three holes. Woods said last year: "We were kind of joking out there today, they're trying to audition for a major championship down the road. The only difference is there's no rough right now. You add rough, make it a par-70 and there you go."
Of course, the off-course intrigue will also continue with Woods here in Charlotte. Will his wife show up? Will there be any Tiger sightings other than at the golf course anywhere around here?
I imagine Tiger will keep a very low profile in Charlotte -- it'd be crazy not to -- and that he will contend here like he almost always does. With both Tiger and 2010 Masters champ Phil Mickelson in the field, it should be quite a weekend.