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Woods' Foundation Adds PGA Event To D.C.

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The PGA Tour is returning to the nation's capital during the Fourth of July, backed by the biggest name in golf. The Tiger Woods Foundation will be the host organization of the new PGA Tour event in the Washington, D.C., area. Woods' foundation will be the primary beneficiary of charitable proceeds.

It was not certain that Woods will play in the Washington tournament this year because his wife is expecting their first child in early July. But it is likely the world's No. 1 player will be a regular in Washington, the first that his foundation has organized.

Also to be announced is a title sponsor and where the tournament will be played from July 5-8. Woods and PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem are to provide more details March 7 at a press conference in Washington.

The tournament replaces the International outside Denver, which said earlier this month it would no longer exist. The International could not find a title sponsor, and founder Jack Vickers complained that he was hurt by Woods not playing the event.

This new arrangement is even stronger than the Deutsche Bank Championship outside Boston, which named the Tiger Woods Foundation as its chief charitable partner. Woods has never missed the event.