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Tiger Woods praises New England fans for energy brought to TPC Boston over years

Ryan Hannable
August 31, 2018 - 2:54 pm

NORTON, Mass. -- Tiger Woods has had a lot of success at TPC Boston, home of the Dell Technologies Championship, formally the Deutsche Bank Championship.

In eight appearances, Woods has five top-10s, including winning the 2006 edition. 

Beginning next year, due to the PGA Tour schedule being changed, the event at TPC Boston will take place every other year. The Dell Technologies Championship will be no more, but the Northern Trust will rotate between TPC Boston and New Jersey each year. Boston will be skipped next year and return in 2020.

On Thursday, Woods was asked about the tournament not coming to Boston next year and within his answer he praised the fans.

"This has been a regular staple for us," Woods said. "Our foundation was a part of this event. Jay was our tournament director. He ran Deutsche Bank at that time. It has a lot of fond memories for us."

Added Woods: "Well, at least we have a future, at least we're coming back. The people here always supported this event. They come out in droves and they're loud. And it's been fun. I've had some nice runs here where I've played well, and they've gotten into it. You can hear roars go up around this golf course. I know it's spread out, but you can hear the echoes, so it's really neat. It's a shame we aren't coming here annually. But I guess bi-annually isn't bad. It's better than nothing."

Woods shot an opening round 72 (+1) Friday.