Tiger’s Tourney

Some 30,000 active duty and reserve military personnel, retired service members, DOD civilians can get tickets for the AT&T National Golf Tournament at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., on the July 4 holiday, according to a May 28 American Forces Press Service release. Professional golfer Tiger Woods, who is sponsoring the event for the second time, will share the first tee on July 2 with 25 children of military parents, letting two of them take ceremonial first shots. Woods commented during a tourney press event May 27: “I was raised in a military family. I know what it takes, the dedication it takes. They don’t get enough thanks.” Proceeds from the tournament will help the Tiger Woods Foundation, and there is a “Click and Donate Program” on the tourney Web site at which individuals purchasing tickets may donate to any of six charitable organizations that benefit military members and their families. (AFPS release by Samantha Quigley)