Tiger enters Players, AT&T
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Tiger Woods added two more tournaments yesterday to a schedule that is not much different from previous years except for the timing.
Woods entered The Players Championship and the AT&T National, which benefits his foundation.
It was the second straight week that Woods made an early commitment to a PGA Tour event, allowing for more time to promote his appearance. For years, the world's No. 1 player waited until the last few days before signing up.
Last week, Woods beat the deadline by eight days for entering the Quail Hollow Championship, which starts April 29. He signed up for The Players Championship, which starts May 6, nine days ahead of the deadline.
Woods no longer is the host of the AT&T National, which will be held over the Fourth of July weekend at Aronomink outside Philadelphia. It had been played the last three years at outside of Washington at Congressional, which will host the U.S. Open next year.
BCS COULD ADD MOUNTAIN WEST
The Mountain West Conference has performed so well the last two seasons that it could receive an automatic bid to the BCS in the 2012 and '13 seasons.
BCS executive director Bill Hancock was hesitant yesterday to say the MWC, which has placed Utah and TCU in the Bowl Championship Series the last two seasons, was on course to become the seventh automatic qualifying conference.
The Big East, Big 12, Big Ten, Atlantic Coast Conference, Pac-10 and Southeastern Conference currently receive automatic BCS bids.
FAITH COMES FIRST FOR BYU CLUB TEAM
Members of a women's rugby club at BYU are celebrating a season that ended early.
The Women's Cougar Rugby Club forfeited the final game rather than play on a Sunday, which the players felt would go against their Mormon faith.
It cost the club a chance to advance to the USA Rugby collegiate semifinals this weekend, but the players stuck with their pledge to forfeit rather than play on a Sunday.
The club routed Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Saturday in Samford, Fla., then forfeited the quarterfinal game against Penn State on Sunday.
FORMER IOC HEAD SAMARANCH DIES
Juan Antonio Samaranch, a former International Olympic Committee president, died Wednesday. He was 89.
The Quiron Hospital in Barcelona said Samaranch died after being admitted with heart problems.
Samaranch headed the IOC from 1980 to 2001. He was succeeded by current president Jacques Rogge.