Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The tournament takes place June 27-30.
Remember all the commotion caused by Tiger Woods' participation in the AT&T National at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda last year? Get set for it to happen all over again, as Woods will be returning to Congressional to defend his title against 131 of the Professional Golfers' Association of America Tour's best golfers at the 2013 AT&T National, June 27-30, according to a news post on mymcmedia.com. "Last year, Woods, a two-time AT&T National champion, shot a 2-under-par 69 on Sunday to finish at 8-under and hold off Bo Van Pelt, who shot 71 and finished 6-under," according to mymcmedia.com. "I’m really looking forward to defending my title at the AT&T National," Woods told mymcmedia.com. "The Washington, DC, community has been …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Monday event at Congressional Country Club charged attendees $1,000 per ticket, The Washington Post reports.
Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. raked in nearly $200,000 at an "opulent" Monday fundraiser at Bethesda's famed Congressional Country Club, The Washington Post reports. Attendees were charged $1,000 per ticket, according to the report. Guests included newly-elected congressman John Delaney (D), most of the state senators from Montgomery County, County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) and former County Executive Doug Duncan, who will once again seek the county executive seat, as Patch first reported. The longtime Senate president is running for another term, but will use much of the funds raised Monday to help fellow Democrats in Senate races, The Post reported. Read the full story at The Washington Post.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Temperatures reached 98 degrees Friday afternoon.
It's undeniably hot out on the golf course at Congressional Country Club. I'm going to take the editorial liberty to say that. But that hasn't stopped residents from Maryland, Virginia and DC from coming out in droves to see Tiger Woods. Those who came to the U.S. Open in 2011 were denied the opportunity when Woods pulled out of the tournament, but the loyals on Friday got a chance to see him shoot three under for the day and two under for the tournament so far. Woods isn't the only draw for golf lovers. "It sure beats working," said Jason Sutphin, a Fairfax, Va., resident lounging in the shade at the tournament. Sutphin came out with two other men. They'd given each other tickets for Father's Day. "We bought them for each other - with …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
We're keeping our eyes peeled for Tiger Woods this week at the AT&T National Golf Tournament and elsewhere around town. We need your help.
Patch is on Tiger Watch this week. As the AT&T National Golf Tournament tees off this week, tournament partner Tiger Woods will be in town with the Tiger Woods Foundation raising money to support education for underserved youth. In between his tournament and foundation work, Woods may grab a slice of pizza in Bethesda. Perhaps he'll pick up a caramel macchiato at Starbucks in Potomac. Keep your eyes peeled and your camera ready. Let us know where you've spotted Tiger, and upload your photos here. We promise to do the same.
Friday, July 29, 2011
The AT&T National, hosted by Tiger Woods, will be returning to the Congressional Country Club in late June next year.
Despite some speculation to the contrary, the AT&T National, hosted by Tiger Woods, will be returning to the Congressional Country Club in late June next year. In fact, under a tentative 2012 PGA tournament schedule floated this week at the second annual Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia, you can pencil in the dates as June 28 to July 1, 2012, for the AT&T at Congressional. According to that schedule, the AT&T National would take place two weeks after next year's U.S. Open at the famed Olympic Club in San Francisco and one week ahead of the Greenbrier, which is being moved to an earlier spot on the tour, and which will continue into Independence Day weekend. That would enable easier and more convenient travel for those playing the …
Thursday, June 23, 2011
A USGA contractor will begin taking down the bridges, constructed for the U.S. Open, Thursday night.
A United States Golf Association contractor will begin the de-construction of temporary pedestrian bridges, put in place as part of the transportation plan for the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club, Thursday night. The River Road pedestrian bridge, located on River Road near the intersection with Bradley Boulevard, will be removed beginning Thursday night. The construction will close the road from 10p.m. Thursday to 2a.m. Friday morning. The Bradley Boulevard pedestrian bridge, located near the intersection of River Road, will begin around 9a.m. Tuesday, June 28, and should wrap up around noon that day. Bradley Boulevard will be closed during that time. Montgomery County police and transportation officials will be in the area to help…
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
USGA takes down U.S. Open set up at Congressional; school drop-off locations left in "excellent condition"
Just a few days after 230,000 flocked to Bethesda for the U.S. Open, Congressional Country Club re-opened to its members Wednesday. While the clubhouse was made available to its members June 22, the blue course, which was used for the tournament, won’t be usable for at least a month. The United States Golf Association must relay top soil and grass to make the course playable again, championship manager Hank Thompson said. “We’ve really just started the clean-up effort,” he said. “To put it into context we started construction March 21 for the June 13 U.S. Open. It’ll take a solid month to month and a half to take everything down.” Since the tournament ended Sunday night, approximately 50 to 60 different vendors have had employees working …
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
A reporter's-eye view of the 2011 U.S. Open.
Editor's note: Ryan McDermott is the editor of Takoma Park Patch and reported on the 2011 U.S. Open from Congressional Country Club last week. This is the second in a series of two installments about his experience covering the golf championship. The first installment ran on Bethesda Patch Monday. Once the tournament started Thursday, the crowds came both on the course and in the media tent. It was a totally different scene from Monday morning. The Talent, fresh off days of rest, came in to relieve the road warriors, who were bugged out on caffeine and cookies from the dining tent. One way to tell who is the Talent is to find the reporters wearing suits and ties, despite the sweltering heat. Quite often, the Talent end up on TV, so they …
Monday, June 20, 2011
22-year-old Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy made history with his record-breaking U.S. Open win.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Bethesda's Congressional Country Club is once again the home of a historic U.S. Open championship after 22-year-old Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy took the trophy in a record-breaking performance. The photos above were provided by the United States Golf Association.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Twitter was abuzz Sunday with Rory McIlroy's historic win at Congressional.
People around the world use Twitter to share what's happening around them in 140 characters or less. The social networking and microblogging site lets people share a bit about their interests and activities based on the simple query, "What's happening?" Following is a selection of interesting, funny, or illuminating tweets about the U.S. Open, which Twitter users have been tagging with the hashtags #usopen and #usopengolf, and Sunday, #rory and #tigerwho? Sunday, Twitter was abuzz with chatter about Rory McIlroy’s historic U.S. Open win. Add your own tweets in the comment section. And of course, congrats, @mcIlroyRory! bubbawatson Awesome to watch @McIlroyRory perform at the highest level like this!!!! Congrats to Rory! #usopenchamp …