EDINA, Minn. -- Landing on the D.L. might keep Tiger Woods from landing in D.C.
The increasingly high-profile PGA Tour event in Washington, D.C., that benefits Woods' charitable foundation is set for next week over the July 4 holiday, but whether the star attraction will be on the grounds in any form or function remains in question.
Mark Steinberg, Woods' manager at IMG, told CBSSports.com Wednesday at the U.S. Women's Open that the host's availability is very much up in the air -- for obvious reasons. Woods had reconstructive surgery on his left knee on Tuesday.
"We haven't even talked about it yet," Steinberg said. "We'll have to see how he's feeling."
The second-year event, called the AT&T National, will be staged at storied Congressional Country Club. Last year, Woods played in the event and was an active participant as the host in many pretournament activities, including a ceremonial opening tee shot from former president George H.W. Bush. The pro-am is named after Woods' father, Earl.
Beyond any possible emcee or host functions he might be capable of handing, Woods isn't expected to play until early 2009 at the earliest.