March 25, 2014
Photos: Joshua Lanier/DC Spotlight Newspaper
UPDATE: Woods withdrew in the final round at the Honda Classic in March because of pain in his lower back. He also withdrew from the Arnold Palmer Invitational, due to the persistent back pain last week. He recently announced that he will not play in Masters in April, causing much speculation about low attendance and television ratings do to his absence.
Tiger Woods announced a deal through 2017 for Quicken Loans to be his tournament’s title sponsor during a press conference at the Newseum in Washington D.C on March 24, 2014. Quicken Loans signed a multi-year agreement to become the title sponsor of the Quicken Loans National to be played at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., on June 26-29. The tournament, which was sponsored until recently by AT&T, has a military theme with the focus on celebrating the Fourth of July in Washington, D.C.
After the conference, Woods and Quicken Loans CEO Bill Emerson participated in a putting contest atop the Newseum to have the mortgage payments paid for three military families for one month.