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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2014
BETHESDA -  Before Tiger Woods committed last week to playing in the Quicken Loans National, many figured that Congressional Country Club would look and feel very much like it did last year, when the absence of the world's former No. 1 player offered plenty of elbow room. It could be that way again this weekend. The crowds and major-championship buzz that followed the game's biggest draw through the first two rounds likely will disappear now that Woods, looking older than 38 and trying to find his game after being sidelined more than three months after back surgery, has missed the cut. Coming into Friday's second round at 3-over-par, mostly the result of poor first-round putting, Woods struggled in all facets of his game, shooting a 4-over 75. His two-day total of 7-over-par 149 was 13 shots off the lead and four strokes off the cut line.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2014
BETHESDA -  Before Tiger Woods committed last week to playing in the Quicken Loans National, many figured that Congressional Country Club would look and feel very much like it did last year, when the absence of the world's former No. 1 player offered plenty of elbow room. It could be that way again this weekend. The crowds and major-championship buzz that followed the game's biggest draw through the first two rounds likely will disappear now that Woods, looking older than 38 and trying to find his game after being sidelined more than three months after back surgery, has missed the cut. Coming into Friday's second round at 3-over-par, mostly the result of poor first-round putting, Woods struggled in all facets of his game, shooting a 4-over 75. His two-day total of 7-over-par 149 was 13 shots off the lead and four strokes off the cut line.
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July 6, 2007
AT&T National Today-Sunday, Congressional Country Club, Bethesda TV today: 3-6 p.m., Golf Channel
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2014
BETHESDA - Tiger Woods had a feeling his first competitive round in more than three months after back surgery was not going to be easy. It was not his back that gave the 38-year-old Woods trouble in Thursday's opening round of the Quicken Loans National at Congressional Country Club. It was his hands. The touch around the greens that has often eluded Woods since he won the last of his 14 major championships six years ago was missing until the final six holes, when three birdies helped him overcome a terrible start to finish with a 3-over par 74. Still, Woods didn't make a putt longer than 10 feet, missed several short birdie and par save possibilities, and didn't chip particularly well.
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June 8, 2005
LPGA CHAMPIONSHIP Tomorrow through Sunday Bulle Rock Golf Course, Havre de Grace SPECTATORS' GUIDE AND MAP, PAGES 4-5S BOOZ ALLEN CLASSIC Tomorrow through Sunday Congressional Country Club, Bethesda COURSE MAP AND PREVIEW, PAGE 7S
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun Reporter | July 2, 2008
BETHESDA -- Two weeks later, Rocco Mediate has yet to wake up from his dream. All golfers have had the same one. You're beating Tiger Woods in the U.S. Open and you're just about to raise the trophy when the No. 1 player in the world, maybe in history, snatches it away in the end. AT&T National Tomorrow-Sunday, Congressional Country Club, Bethesda
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June 12, 1997
Never has a major golf tournament been so dominated before play by one player, Tiger Woods, who is participating in the U.S. Open at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda today through Sunday. That's one reason it is sold out.The Masters winner has a shot at golf's grand slam, which has never been done with the modern four major tournaments in one year. The pressure is on. Everyone else in this year's field is an underdog.Mr. Woods is the brightest golfer (as in "Tiger! Tiger! burning bright/in the forests of the night.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | February 24, 2005
When the Booz Allen Classic returns to the Tournament Players Club at Avenel in 2006 after being played at nearby Congressional Country Club this year, it will go back to the same course it left last June - one still waiting renovation. PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem said renovation scheduled to start last fall at the Potomac course won't start, at the earliest, until after next year's event because of time required to obtain environmental building permits. "Most likely after [2006]
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2012
Tiger Woods will be holding a news conference this afternoon at Congressional Country Club to promote the return of his AT&T National tournament. The event moved to the suburbs of Philadelphia last summer while theU.S. Open was being played at the Bethesda club. In researching a story for Tuesday's newspaper, I came across an interesting stat: Woods is currently in the worst three-tournament stretch of his legendary 16-year career. After winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March by five shots -- prompting even the cynical Johnny Miller to proclaim that "He's back!"
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | October 2, 1998
BETHESDA -- Ben Brundred III, the reigning club champion at the host Congressional Country Club, bogeyed the last two holes, but his 37-3774 was still good for a one-stroke lead after the first round of the annual Middle Atlantic Amateur championship yesterday. Bill Palko, from the Naval Academy GC, followed at 36-3975 for the 7,219-yard, par-72 course.The early starters in the 128-player field had much the better of the mild, sunny day because a strong wind, which kicked up late in the morning and blew the rest of the day, sent scores soaring.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2014
Tiger Woods has long been known for wearing red and black on Sunday, his wardrobe of choice for nearly all of his 79 victories on the PGA Tour. When the 38-year-old tees off Thursday for the first time in a tour event in more than three months, Woods and the rest of the field will be thinking about how much rust he will be wearing. The atmosphere for his practice round Wednesday at Congressional Country Club during the pro-am for the Quicken Loans National was reminiscent of when he played here in the 1997 U.S. Open a couple of months after winning the Masters by a dozen shots.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2014
BETHESDA - Like the superstar athletes who befriended and mentored him early in his career as he watched them grow old, Tiger Woods keeps staring at his own golfing mortality. Coming off a three-month layoff following back surgery, Woods returns to the PGA Tour this week for the Quicken Loans National at Congressional Country Club with a bit of a different game than the one he has played for the past 18 years as a pro. “Just like M.J., I've got the fadeaway,” Woods said, referring to one of his longtime confidants, Michael Jordan.
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By Barry Svrluga, The Washington Post | June 27, 2013
No round of professional golf can be played on the Blue Course at Congressional Country Club without, it seems, comparing it to the events of two years ago, to the 111th U.S. Open in which Rory McIlroy appeared to make a mockery of the place. So here came Thursday, the first round of the AT&T National, just two weeks removed from the most recent U.S. Open, held at Merion Golf Club. The difference between a major and a regular PGA Tour event can be found in the length of the rough, the speed of the greens, the distance from tee to flag, the tension in the players' necks.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2012
In the old days, Tiger Woods might have won the AT&T National with ease. In the old days, Woods might not have needed his closest competitor to bogey the last three holes at Congressional Country Club. In the old days, Woods might not have stopped to acknowledge the two military officers waiting his arrival at the 18th tee before he made his final putt. In the old days, Woods might not have acknowledged the crowd - twice - and high-fived some volunteers en route to the scoring tent.
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By Don Markus | June 26, 2012
Tiger Woods has been compared with other great golfers, legends like Jack Nicklaus and even Bobby Jones dating back to Woods' days as an amateur. He has even been compared with other great athletes who dominated their sport, like Michael Jordanand Roger Federer. As he settles into his athletic middle age, others are now compared to Woods. During his press conference Tuesday in advance of this week's AT&T National tournament at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, where he will play the dual role as host and favorite once again, Woods was asked about the similarities between the scrutiny he has received over the years with what LeBron James had gone through until finally winning his first NBA championship last week.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2012
Tiger Woods will be holding a news conference this afternoon at Congressional Country Club to promote the return of his AT&T National tournament. The event moved to the suburbs of Philadelphia last summer while theU.S. Open was being played at the Bethesda club. In researching a story for Tuesday's newspaper, I came across an interesting stat: Woods is currently in the worst three-tournament stretch of his legendary 16-year career. After winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March by five shots -- prompting even the cynical Johnny Miller to proclaim that "He's back!"
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By Don Markus | June 26, 2012
Tiger Woods has been compared with other great golfers, legends like Jack Nicklaus and even Bobby Jones dating back to Woods' days as an amateur. He has even been compared with other great athletes who dominated their sport, like Michael Jordanand Roger Federer. As he settles into his athletic middle age, others are now compared to Woods. During his press conference Tuesday in advance of this week's AT&T National tournament at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, where he will play the dual role as host and favorite once again, Woods was asked about the similarities between the scrutiny he has received over the years with what LeBron James had gone through until finally winning his first NBA championship last week.
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By PHIL JACKMAN | June 28, 1995
BETHESDA -- It was raining, sometimes easy and sometimes hard, and no one could blame Lee Trevino if his preparations for the U.S. Senior Open beginning tomorrow at Congressional Country Club included sticking close to the clubhouse. Maybe even in an old air raid shelter.Twenty years ago to the day, Lee and fellow PGA tourists Bobby Nichols and Jerry Heard were competing in the Western Open outside Chicago. The boom of thunder was followed by the crack of lightning and Trevino, huddled underneath an umbrella with Heard, screamed, "I'm hit."
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Sports Digest | March 8, 2012
Colleges Terps baseball off to 2nd-best start since '24 Second baseman Kyle Convissar (Severna Park) went 2-for-4 with two RBIs Tomo Delp as No.20 Maryland beat Navy, 4-2, on Wednesday to capture its 10th straight baseball victory and improve to 11-1 overall, its second-best start since 1924. In the past 88 years the school has had a better start just once — 12-1 in 1967. The Terps can match that record Friday when they open Atlantic Coast Conference play at Wake Forest.
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By Jeff Shain, Tribune Newspapers | May 19, 2011
Tiger Woods has pledged to do all he can to take his rightful place at next month's U.S. Open. More than likely, though, he faces a tough decision. What if four weeks isn't enough to heal his ailing left knee and Achilles' tendon to take on four rounds at Congressional Country Club? Or what if it is, but the rust on his golf game continues to build? Would Woods be better off taking the time to get fully healthy before his next major pursuit? It's not merely an idle question to fill the space during a lull on the PGA Tour calendar.
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