Why doesn't Tiger play the FBR Open?
Should he change his name to CHICKEN?
Pro golfers do not have to play every event. They get to choose the ones they play.
Because the appearance fee for just SHOWING UP to play the Dubai Desert Classic is bigger than the check he would win if he won the FBR.
he is too good for it and he is playing in that tournament in dubai
I believe there was some thing resembling a stalking /fan disruption incident there years ago. I also heard he does not like the rowdy atmosphere.
The second answer above is probably also a major issue.
Subsequently found the following:
Fans sing college fight songs, "Happy Birthday," and "O, Canada" for Mike Weir. They shower the tee with hundreds of beer cups, as Tiger Woods found out at the 1997 event. Tiger hasn't been back since 2001 when an orange thrown by a fan narrowly missed his head as he putted on the ninth. In 1999, a heckler was removed and later found to be carrying a loaded pistol in his fanny pack.
Said Woods of the atmosphere at the Phoenix FBR Open, "People come out here not to watch golf. The majority come out here to have a good time." The Phoenix FBR Open now spends more money on security than any other PGA Tour event.
he played it in the past and made one of the most replayed and raucously cheered aces ever (1997)... he doesn't play it because it conflicts with the tournament in Dubai, where he is not only well liked and followed there( he actually has his own first course designed there) but he gets an appearance fee that is supposedly around 3 million just to be there, he made almost 4 times what his first prize paid him last year just to show up...
Hmmmmmm Lets see.........Play in Dubai....get 3 Mil to appear no matter if I play well....or........play the FBR.......Get approx 1 Mil......if I win....... Gee......what would you do? The Guy is a pro it is really all about the money
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