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Vol 1 November 2007 
Tournament Staff

Mac Everett
General Chairman

Kym Hougham
Executive Director

Jan Ivey
Director of Marketing and Sponsor Relations

Tony Schuster
Director of Operations

Gwen Mahler
Tournament Coordinator

Paula Burnett
Volunteer Coordinator

Christine Coman
Tournament Project Manager

James Stevens
Tournament Assistant

2007 Wachovia Championship Recap

Tiger Woods

“The Wachovia Championship intends to make this a singular event on the PGA Tour, and nothing that happened this week suggested it will be anything less. On a picture-perfect day in Charlotte, the fans came out to watch Tiger Woods win the local tournament at Quail Hollow. It was a day they’ll talk about the rest of their lives, and one the tournament will use as an entry card to still another level of golfing success. An event that couldn’t have dreamed of a more perfect four-year start realized its greatest fantasy in the fifth. They finally got Woods to put on a blue blazer. Perhaps it was only fitting that Woods did slip in to the winner’s royal blue jacket late Sunday afternoon. For a tournament that looks so much like a major got a champion whose career is defined by them.”

These were the words of Doug Ferguson, senior golf writer for the Associated Press, as he reviewed the Wachovia Championship’s fifth year.

Another grand quote came from 2007 Champion, Tiger Woods, when he stated, “Over the course of my career, I’ve won a few tournaments here and there, and it’s been nice.” Woods adds, “This one, considering the field and the golf course and the conditions, I am ecstatic to have won here.”

And while the Wachovia Championship’s success continues to grow on the course, just as importantly it is growing off the course, as well. Since its inauguration in 2003, the Championship has raised more than $7.5 million for charity, with more than $1 million donated in 2007. The majority of the proceeds from the Championship will benefit Teach For America, a national corps of outstanding recent college graduates who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity.

Kevin Huffman, Teach For America's Chief Development Officer, states:

“We are incredibly honored to have been the primary beneficiary of the Championship since its inception. The Wachovia Championship's generous support helps us recruit, select, train, and support talented future leaders. Our partnership with the Championship has helped catalyze our growth efforts; in just five years, Teach For America has grown from placing 3,100 corps members reaching more than 260,000 students to 5,000 reaching 440,000 students today in 26 U.S. regions.”

Read what the media is saying about the Wachovia Championship at www.quailhollowchampionship.com