|$5,000,000 Chevron World Challenge Field |
|Sherwood Country Club |
Par 72 - 7052 Yards
|Thousand Oaks, California |
|Dec 1 - Dec 4, 2011 |
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| ||Tiger Woods was 49th in the world when the deadline came for entry into this
elite field. That was good enough to earn a spot into the field for his
somewhat silly-season event. While not an official tournament, this
championship does award world-ranking points. Last year, Woods looked poised
to finally break out and get that first win since his life fell apart
Thanksgiving night of 2009. Graeme McDowell had other ideas. McDowell, last
year`s U.S. Open champion and Ryder Cup clincher for Europe, holed a pair of
long birdie putts to top Woods. The first long birdie came at the 18th hole
in regulation and the second came on the first playoff hole. That quickly,
the fortunes of both continued - McDowell polished off an amazing 2010
campaign, while Woods` woes remained. This 18-player field is very American
heavy. Fourteen of the 18 competitors hail from the good ole` US of A, with
only Paul Casey, K.J. Choi, Jason Day and Martin Laird as the foreigners.
Golf Channel has the action the first two rounds, then NBC takes over on the
weekend. Starting Friday of next week is the Franklin Templeton Shootout,
which was won last year by the team of Dustin Johnson and Ian Poulter, but
they won`t be back to defend their title.
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