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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 09: Tiger Woods plays his tee shot on the fifth hole during the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship held at THE PLAYERS Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 9, 2010 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
With all due respect to Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods is still the biggest drawing card in golf, and it isn't particularly close. Woods' brand might not be what it was before the infamous Thanksgiving 2009 incident, but it still holds a lot of weight in the sport. It's still the case that tournaments with Woods see increased attendance, and his name is still a bir player overseas. So, the desire for most tournament directors and organizers is to lure Woods to their tournament for the publicity it brings. For instance, in 2011 Woods participated in the Australian Open and the tournament was even televised in the United States. This year, he didn't and the tournament hardly made waves. One course owner clearly feels differently, however. Clive Palmer, owner of the Palmer Coolum Resort that has annually hosted the Australian PGA Championship, says he would rather not have Woods' participation -- despite the tournament reaching out to Woods, McIlroy and Rickie Fowler, among others. "Ti...
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