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Tiger Woods Commits To Play August Charity Event In Upstate New York

Tiger Woods will apparently play Aug. 31 in upstate New York, playing a charity event at Turning Stone Resort Casino’s Atunyote Golf Club.

In making the announcement, Ed Allmann, Turning Stone’s vice president for sales and marketing said:  “It is going to be an absolutely terrific matchup, and a one-of-a-kind opportunity for golf fans in Central New York."

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There has been no announcement from the Woods camp, but this would seem to indicate that Woods is planning to return to competitive golf before the end of the season. Woods aggravated knee and achilles injuries during The Masters. The final major of the 2011 season is the PGA Championship Aug. 11-14 in Atlanta.

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The charity event at Turning Stone is the NB3 Challenge, hosted  by Woods' former Stanford teammate Notah Begay III. The event was originally scheduled for July 5, but was re-scheduled in hopes that Woods would be healthy enough to participate.

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No one knows what this means for Woods participation in competitive events the rest of this year, but it is a hopeful sign. No matter what you think of him, golf is more interesting when Woods is involved.

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