BETHESDA — What they said about Billy Hurley III’s victory after the Quicken Loans National, which earned him $1.242 million and a two-year exemption on the PGA Tour:
Billy Hurley III, first-time winner on the PGA Tour
“I’m not really sure it’s all sunk in yet. I remember being in plebe summer at the Naval Academy telling one of my teammates I was going to play on the PGA Tour and he kind of chuckled at me, and now to have won on the PGA Tour, unbelievable.”
Tiger Woods, tournament host and 14-time major champion
“To have a serviceman actually win the event, it doesn’t get any better than that. How he handled himself down the stretch in his first win to all that he’s gone through in his life is awfully impressive. The people were really pulling for him. I think everyone here in this area knows what he has gone through of late, and for him to do it here just makes it that much more special.”
Jon Rahm, who tied for third place in his PGA Tour debut
“There’s no reason I wouldn’t be happy. I finished third in my first PGA Tour event as a professional. And Billy had a great week. I had the pleasure of playing with him three days. He played amazing. On top of that he’s a great guy so really happy that he won.”
Tiger Woods is back, y'all.
Woods announced Monday morning that he will be playing in the 2018 National taking place at TPC Potomac June 25-July 1.
The National is returning to TPC Potomac for the second time in its history.
Woods last competed in The National in 2015, winning the tournament in 2009 and 2012.
I am really looking forward to being back in the D.C. area this summer playing in The National, Woods said. As a two-time champion of this event benefiting my foundation, The National has always been a special event for me.
Since returning to golf in December, Woods has played in five events including the Hero World Challenge where he tied for ninth, the Valspar Championship tying for second and the Arnold Palmer Invitational where he tied for fifth.
Next up for the 42-year old on his comeback trail is The Masters taking place April 5-8 at Augusta National Golf Club.
Tickets for The National at TPC Potomac are on sale now.
The 2017 British Open is gearing up for another classic tournament. Hosted at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club for a 10th time, the Open Championship is a must-see for the casual sports fan.
As the oldest major championship in professional golf, 2017 will be the 146th time The Open takes place.
This competition is one of the few that consistently features the greatest competition in the world.
Littered with past champions, the 2017 Open Championship will once again be one of the toughest events in golf. Henrik Stenson will be back looking to defend his title, Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickleson are still looking for their first PGA Tour win of the season, and Dustin Johnson looks to continue his stellar year chasing a second major championship.
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2017 BRISTH OPEN INFORMATION:
What: The 146 Open Championship (British Open) golf tournament
When: Thursday, July 20 - Sunday, July 23, 2017
Where: Royal Birkdale Golf Club
TV Channel: Golf Channel, NBC Universal
Livestream: Golf Channel Digital, NBC Sports Live
2017 BRISTH OPEN FIELD:
Players have until 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday, July 14 to commit to the Open Championship.
The field will be announced by the PGA Tour as soon as possible following the deadline.