PGA Tour, including Tiger, comes to Del. Co.
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. - June 29, 2010 (WPVI) -- The PGA Tour is in our area for the first time since 2002. All the stars, including Tiger Woods, will converge on the Aronimink Golf Club in Delaware County for the AT&T National.
Tiger Woods held a news conference on Tuesday afternoon where he mostly talked about his golf game, but did address the months-long scandal following his admission of marital infidelity.
"Everyone has had distraction in their lives. My life out here on tour is becoming more normalized. Getting out there and talking to you guys about the game of golf," Tiger said.
Despite his personal troubles, Tiger Woods was the main attraction at Aronimink, and he was clearly the fan favorite.
"I just really want to get Tiger Woods then whoever else I can get I'll be happy with," said Ryan Bailey of Stratford, Pa.
The pro golfers were a big draw as they headed toward the practice tee, signing autographs.
Golf fans were delighted to have a PGA Tour event back in the Delaware Valley.
"We don't have a regular tour event here in the area so it's a great chance to see the best players in the world come through town," said Michael Baily of Stratford, Pa.
"Any time you can see them in action, it's really nice," said Andrew Fleming of Lancaster, Pa.
Pro Golfer Jim Furyk grew up in West Chester and lives in Lancaster. He's happy to be in friendly surroundings.
"I'm going to have a lot of friends in the gallery and, hopefully, a lot of support. So, I'm looking forward to it and I've been looking forward to it since they announced this site," Furyk said.
It was also Charity Day at the AT&T National, and part of the proceeds went to youth organizations in the Delaware Valley. As part of the event, hundreds of children were given free tickets and a chance to meet their favorite players.
The tournament benefits the Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia, the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation and the Tiger Woods Foundation.
"We get golf clubs in the kids' hands, both boys and girls, ages 11 to 17, get them to experience something they may never experience again in their life and try to make them into golfers for the future," said Ofc. Ernie Rehr of the Police Athletic League.
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