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Woods, Fowler highlight strong Quicken Loans National field

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Woods, Fowler highlight strong Quicken Loans National field

BY JEFF SLADE 

The 2015 Quicken Loans National is on the horizon, and although with a new date and venue, the field remains strong as ever. 

The DC area's only PGA Tour event is moving this year to Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, this after a deal with Congressional Country Club will now see the Tournament played at the Bethesda venue every other year through 2020. 

This isn’t the first time the prestigious Gainesville, VA golf club has held a big-time event, as it hosted the Presidents Cup on four occasions from 1994-2005. 

The course, set at over 7,400 yards to a Par 71, is set beautifully on Lake Manassas, and figures to give way to great shotmaking amid stunning grounds. 

The Tournament also has altered its dates for 2015, as the normally June tournament is set to take place July 30-August 2. 

Tournament host Tiger Woods highlights the field of 120, as the tournament formerly known as the AT&T National has benefited the Tiger Woods Foundation since its founding in 2007. 

Tiger has had a rough start to 2015 by any standards, dropping to 258th in the world after a disastrous outing in the British Open. However, he still moves the needle like no other can, and he’ll assuredly look for a strong performance in his own event during a final tune-up before the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits August 13-16.  

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Among the other notables in field next week are defending champion Justin Rose and 2015 Players champion Ricky Fowler. 

Fowler, a fan favorite, will look to build on his Players Championship victory with a strong performance at RTJ, as he also looks to fine-tune his game before Glory’s Last Shot in Wisconsin. 

It’s a similar story for Rose, having been in solid form since finishing second at the Masters in April, including a win at the Zurich Classic and sixth place finish in The Open Championship at St. Andrews. 

More players of interest in the formidable field include the ‘Big Easy’ Ernie Els, big hitting Gary Woodland, and 2013 winner Bill Haas. 

If searching for a dark hoarse – look no further than Tony Finau, the 6’4 25 year-old bomber who strikes the ball as well as anyone, and coming off a strong performance in the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay.  

No matter who tops the leaderboard, look for many in the DMV to enjoy the week at RTJ with some promising weather, phenomenal scenery, and most of all great golf. 

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Tiger Woods announces return to 2018 National at TPC Potomac

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Tiger Woods announces return to 2018 National at TPC Potomac

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.

2017 British Open: Field, Pairings, Tee Times, Live Stream, How To Watch

2017 British Open: Field, Pairings, Tee Times, Live Stream, How To Watch

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.