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| ||Tiger Woods takes his tournament to the Philadelphia area this week.
Aronimink Golf Club will begin its two-year stint as host of the AT&T
National while the tournament`s normal course, Congressional Country Club, is
prepped for the 2011 U.S. Open. Woods was a spoiled host in 2009, beating
Hunter Mahan by a stroke with a tournament-record score of 13-under 267. It
was the first time in two attempts that Woods was able to win the event. K.J.
Choi captured the inaugural AT&T National in 2007 and Anthony Kim won it in
2008, when Woods skipped the event while he recovered from surgery. Several
players in this week`s field completed at the 1997 Junior Amateur at
Aronimink, including Sean O`Hair, who is a member at the club. O`Hair lost in
the semifinals, while Lucas Glover and Hunter Mahan -- who are also in the
field this week -- were knocked out in earlier rounds. In the `97 Junior
Amateur final, Jason Allred defeated Trevor Immelman, 1-up, to capture the
championship. Neither of those players are part of the 120-man field this
week. Woods, who remains No. 1 in the world rankings, will be joined in the
invitation-only field by just two other players ranked in the top 20: No. 5
Jim Furyk and No. 14 Robert Allenby. Golf Channel will have coverage of the
tournament from 2-6 p.m. (et) on Thursday and Friday. CBS will broadcast from
3-6 p.m. on Saturday and then 2-6:30 p.m. on Sunday. Next week is the John
Deere Classic, which was won by Steve Stricker last year.