Tiger draws Philadelphia crowd even to practice

    Tiger is defending champion of the tournament, but is struggling to get back to top form.

    Tiger Woods and the rest of the PGA Tour players are in the Philadelphia area this week as part of the AT&T National Golf Tournament in Newtown Square.

    The attraction is definitely Tiger Woods. Crowds follow him like the Pied Piper wherever he walks. Woods says he’s glad to come to Aronimink golf course where he is defending champion and where he can concentrate on his game.

    “The last event I played in I was close, I was right there and just didn’t put it together for the final day. Things are coming around which is nice to see.”

    Actor David Morse of the Philadelphia-based TV series Hack was among those watching Woods who spoke to reporters. He thinks the event is great for the Philadelphia region.

    “When you’ve got Tiger and a field like this it’s exciting for a lot of people who care about the game, but also just the kind of attention the city gets because of an event like this. It’s a great city, it deserves the attention.”

    The tournament runs through Sunday.

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