Tiger Woods saves the day for his tournament at Sherwood

Tiger Woods, teeing off last year on the 16th hole during the final round of the World Challenge golf tournament at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, has secured Northwestern Mutual as a title sponsor for his tournament this year. Photo by Bret Hartman/The Associated Press
Tiger Woods, teeing off last year on the 16th hole during the final round of the World Challenge golf tournament at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, has secured Northwestern Mutual as a title sponsor for his tournament this year. Photo by Bret Hartman/The Associated Press

Tiger Woods has come through again. Not on the golf course, but in helping his Tiger Woods Foundation keep the professional golf tournament alive.

He hasn’t won a major in five years, but this was a major victory.

Woods’ tournament, the World Challenge, found a title sponsor in Northwestern Mutual for the December tournament at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, the Los Angeles Newspaper Group reported last week.

Last year, the tournament went without a title sponsor, and Woods had to pay some of the operating costs. It’s been a challenge to attract a title sponsor for the 18-player field event, a problem many PGA and LPGA Tour events have, even though the event, which isn’t official, routinely attracts some of the biggest names and has Official World Golf Ranking points.

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