Tiger Woods to sacrafice PGA Tour for impending birth

2007_05_29t200031_450x281_us_golf_wTiger Woods, 31, may have to sacrifice playing in his own tournament because of the arrival of his first child.

Wife Elin is expected to give birth in early July, the same time that the inaugural AT&T National takes place in Bethesda, Maryland from July 5-8.

“I’m going to try and play,” Woods said on Tuesday at Congressional Country Club during a media day for the PGA Tour event run by his charitable Tiger Woods Foundation.

“My intent is to play, although my wife might have something to say about that. I want to play here. I love this golf course, and especially an inaugural event.

“But as everyone understands, our number one priority in our lives is our child. You get to witness it for the first time only once and I want to be there to be with her in that moment.”

The next few weeks are very busy for Tiger, who finds that being organized is key.

“There are quite a few challenges and probably time management skills are certainly tested,” Woods says.

“Then again, these are all things that are very exciting: hosting your first Tour event, playing the U.S. Open and, above all, having the birth of your first child.

“Something that I look forward to each and every day is experiencing these things.”


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