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Tiger Woods is playing at the Piedmont Triad’s PGA Tour event,  the 76th annual Wyndham Championship, which is being played at Sedgefield Country Club.

It is his first time ever playing in Greensboro.

Stay with this live blog throughout the week and weekend for the latest on Tiger and other golfers.

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Winner’s name is put in sand sculpture.

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Winner’s name is put in sand sculpture.

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Winner’s name is put in sand sculpture.

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Wyndham final attendance numbers:
143,000 this week
35,000 on final day

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Crowds watch as Tiger steps up to the hole. 

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Scott Brown is paired with Tiger. One way to get comfortable? Make an ace.

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Tiger Woods in contention to win Wyndham Championship
in Greensboro http://myfox8.com/2015/08/23/tiger-woods-in-contention-to-win-wyndham-championship-in-greensboro/

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Tiger Woods at Wyndham Championship 2015: Saturday Leaderboard, Score, Reaction http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2553353-tiger-woods-at-wyndham-championship-2015-saturday-leaderboard-score-reaction?utm_source=cnn.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=editorial

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Wyndham Championship announces 34,000-fan sellout crowd for third round

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Another fan photo of Tiger at Wyndham:

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Fan photo of Tiger at Wyndham:

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Hideki Matsuyama of Japan chips from the rough on the 10th hole during the second round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club on Fruday in Greensboro.

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Ben Crane and his caddie react after Crane almost holed out from the fairway on the 15th hole during the second round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club on Friday in Greensboro.

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Tiger Woods reacts after he completes his round on the 18th green during the second round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club on Friday in Greensboro.

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Bill Haas tees off the third hole during the second round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club on Friday in Greensboro.

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Martin Kaymer of Germany tees off the third hole during the second round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club on Friday in Greensboro.

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Sam Saunder tees off on the 12th hole during the second round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club on Friday in Greensboro.

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Tiger Woods reacts after missing his par putt on the seventh green during the second round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club on August 21, 2015 in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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30,000 people attend Wyndham tournament on Friday: 

http://myfox8.com/2015/08/21/30000-people-attend-wyndham-tournament-on-friday/

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Here’s a look at the leaderboard (Credit: ESPN) 

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Tiger at podium: http://myfox8.com/on-air/live-streaming-wc/

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Tiger Woods is now tied for the lead

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Wyndham Championship announces 30,000-fan sellout crowd; activates additional parking space at GTCC

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Tiger Woods tees off the second hole during the second round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club on August 21, 2015 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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Here’s a look at the current leaderboard courtesy of ESPN: 

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Enie Els at 16 (Getty Images)

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Lots of people are getting lunch this time of day – stopping by one of the 14 locations on the course. There’s a crowd here, and these aren’t the folks out on the front 9 following Tiger Woods!  

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Tiger Woods brought along a few thousand of his friends for round two of the Wyndham Championship.

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People across the cart path with no way to see Tiger are still here – they want to be a part of this moment. Thunderous applause when he stepped up to the first tee.

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A gekko on the golf course?  Only at the Wyndham.

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Just after noon on Friday and its a packed house at Margaritaville!  Nice place to waste away a day at the Wyndham Championship.

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Want to do some putting of your own? Give it a try at the Wyndham Championship!

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Need a break from the game of golf? You can also do some shopping while you’re at Wyndham. Here’s the Polo shop.

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And he’s off! Tiger Woods heading down the first fairway for round 2 of the Wyndham Championship!

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People trying their best to get a glimpse of Tiger as he steps up to the tee to start his round.

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People in the crowd are amazed at how many are here to see Tiger. Some are leaving to go several holes down the course and stake out a good spot.

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15 minutes before Tiger’s tee time and #1 at Sedgefield Country Club is packed! People are here to see Tiger Woods.

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FOX8’s Amber Roberts checks out the fans watching Tiger Woods warm up. He tees off at 12:50 a.m.

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Tiger Woods

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Davis Love III – birdie on the 17th hole (Getty Images)

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Tom Hoge (Getty Images).

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Tom Hoge — 10th tee (Getty Images) He is 8 under par and tied for second.

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Davis Love III after putt on the 18th green (Getty Images)

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Paul Casey on the 15th fairway (Getty Images). He is currently 8 under par.

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Davis Love III on the second tee (Getty Images). He is currently in the lead at 10 under par.

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Tiger is warming up!

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Tiger is warming up!

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FOX8 Brad Jones working out at Wyndham

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Lots of families out here today — creating a new generation of golf fans!

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Welcome to Wyndham!

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Shhhhh!

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Crowded sidewalks for a Friday at the Wyndham Championship. You can sense Tiger is on the way…

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Davis Love III remains at the top of the leaderboard — a place he knows all too well at this tournament.

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FOX’s Brad Jones first live shot on Day 3 of our morning show coverage of the Wyndham.

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Thanks to FOX8’s Brad Jones for this shot. 

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FOX8 photojournalist Aaron Glancy was up early today setting up the
remote truck to bring you a full morning of live coverage.

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Daily attendance around 24,000 is typically what the Wyndham attracts on a good weekend, but Tiger Woods’ draw is powerful. Today figures to see even higher attendance numbers.

The attendance increases would likely continue through the weekend, especially if Woods remains in contention through Sunday.

The Wyndham plans to cap attendance between 30,000 and 32,000 per day — the course could not handle much more than that.

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Davis Love III currently in the lead this morning at 9 under par — followed by Morgan Hoffmann, William McGirt, Eric Compton and Tom Hoge, all 8 under par. Tiger Woods tees off today at 12:50 a.m.

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Want to go to Wyndham today and need tickets? Go to http://www.wyndhamchampionship.com — it’s $30 for a one-day pass. Kids are free.

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“Yesterday when Tiger came in it was covered from tee to green,” volunteer Bill Thacker said of the crowd. 

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Blimp adds to TV coverage of Wyndham Championship

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Two golfers withdrew from the Wyndham Championship during Thursday’s first round. Dudley Hart withdrew due to a back injury, and John Peterson withdrew after injuring his hip.

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Current leader William McGirt will tee off at hole 1 at 12 p.m. Friday. Tiger Woods will tee off at hole 1 at 12:50 p.m. Friday.

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Wyndham Championship fans took to the tournament’s new Uber car service in a big way on day one with consistent use through both the early morning and late-afternoon waves. 

The Uber/Wyndham Championship partnership runs through Sunday at Sedgefield Country Club. 

Attendees can use the Uber app to request a ride to drop them off right at the tournament entrance. 

The Uber drop-off and pick-up location has moved slightly but remains in close proximity to the tournament’s main entrance. 

The drop-off and pick-up location is now at the intersection of Rockingham and Anson roads. 

Uber signage makes it clear fans are in the correct location and there is more information in the Uber app. 

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“It’s electric out there from the very first hole,” Tiger Woods said. “The people have been so nice and so supportive. It’s a small-town atmosphere. Very cool.”

Read more here.

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The gallery leans for a closer look at Tiger Woods’ shot on the fourth hole at the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club. (Credit: H. Scott Hoffmann/News & Record)

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A look at the leaderboard:

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Hideki Matsuyama

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William McGirt

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Reaction to chip in at 10

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Tiger chips in for birdie at 10

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So many fans!

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The latest leaders. Tiger tied for third.

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Tiger chips it in for a birdie on the 10.

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Robert White from Greensboro brought his two children, 8-year-old Perrin and 5-year-old Avery, to Wyndham to see Tiger Woods. White personally wanted to see Webb Simpson and Adam Scott.

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FOX8 digital producer Joe Borlik checking out all the places you can eat out at Wyndham. Here is Margaritaville.

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FOX8 digital producer Stephanie Doyle’s 14-year-old son is out at Wyndham today and took this pic of the fans and leaderboard. Tiger Woods is -6.

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The current leaders

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Tiger Woods’ approach shot to the green. Thanks FOX8 photographer Chris Weaver!

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Tiger Woods on the 18th hole, which he parred. By FOX8 photographer Chris Weaver.

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Learn more about this sand sculpture on the FOX8 5:00 News later today.

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The crowds have really been picking up this morning.

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William McGirt has tied for the lead with Tom Gillis at 5 under par.

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FOX8 has been working on a Wyndham Championship special, “Let’s Tee it Up.” It airs tonight (Thursday) at 7 p.m.

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Five reasons to care about Wyndham

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Another shot of Tiger Woods warming up his putter.

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Tiger is already warming up today. Digital producer Joe Borlik is out at Wyndham today to bring you the latest.

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Here’s the deal with parking.

Wyndham leaders suggest allowing 20 to 30 minutes to get to the course from public parking areas. Those parking areas include Furniture Land South at 5635 Riverdale Drive in Jamestown, American Furniture Warehouse at 3900 Gate City Blvd. in Greensboro and the Greensboro Coliseum, also on Gate City Boulevard.

Shuttles begin running at 6:30 a.m. with the first golfers starting play at 7 a.m.

Parking will cost $8 at the Coliseum and $10 at the furniture store parking lots. There is no charge for the shuttle from those lots to the golf course.

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Tiger Woods will be playing today with Brooks Koepka and Hideki Matsuyama.

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FOX8’s Brad Jones doing a live shot — bright and early from the Wyndham Championship Thursday.

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Heading to Wyndham today and want to see Tiger Woods? He tees off at 7:50 a.m. on hole No. 10. After that is former Wake player Bill Haas.

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Webb Simpson on Tiger-mania: “He still draws the crowd. He’s kind of like the Arnold Palmer of our generation.”

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Webb Simpson being interviewed at Wyndham. “I love this golf course,” he said.
“I’m excited for the week and hopefully I can make some birdies”

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FOX8’s Timmy Hawks getting ready for an interview with Webb Simpson, who won the US Open in 2012. Simpson named his third child Wyndham Rose after his first tournament win at Wyndham. He was born in Raleigh and went to WFU.

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Mary Robinson and Cheryl Martin of Greensboro following Tiger at Wyndham. “I’ve been waiting a long time for Tiger to come to Greensboro,” Martin said.

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A big crowd is out to watch Tiger and Paul play the Pro-Am today.

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Walking to first green and first green

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Chris Paul tees off

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Tiger tees off at tee no. 1

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Chris Paul being interviewed.

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Tiger Woods and Chris Paul.

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Tiger on the practice range: he tees off at 7 a.m.

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Chris Paul, NBA star from Forsyth County, at the practice range.

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FOX8’s Brad Jones getting ready for a live shot out at Wyndham bright and early.

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Tiger has been practicing for Wyndham this afternoon 

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Tiger Woods’ plane has landed in Greensboro. 

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Raining hard at the moment out at Wyndham. Watch the FOX8 Interactive Radar here: http://myfox8.com/weather/maps-and-radar/interactive-radar/

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From Ed Hardin at the News & Record:

Tiger Woods will play to the bitter end.

His arrival at the 76th Wyndham Championship comes at the end of a long and trying season, possibly near the end of a long and fascinating career. Woods, 39, has never played here.

He’s here to win. Anything short of that probably won’t be enough for him to qualify for the FedEx Cup playoffs. This isn’t just the last tournament of the regular season, it’s a Hail Mary for Woods.

And it’s among the most impressive things he’s done as a professional golfer. Woods is coming here to win. The alternative would’ve been to surrender, something he’s also never done. Woods isn’t injured. He’s healthy and playing almost every week and trying to get his game back.

We have a front-row seat for what could be one of the great stories in golf.

Then again, it might be over by Friday evening.

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There’s been some rain on the course this morning, but golfers are out practicing. Still no Tiger sightings.

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The new tent officials are setting up for Tiger Woods’ media interviews:

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FOX8’s Adrienne DiPiazza is out at Wydham this morning and took these shots…

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So when will Tiger Woods play? He could play as early as Tuesday, but is definitely scheduled to play Wednesday beginning at 7 a.m.

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“I’m very excited,” said Wyndham volunteer Mary Robinson. “I hope he’ll play well. And will come again. I’ll be here to watch him play.”

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“I think it’s good for golf,” said longtime Wyndham fan Keith Rush. “Anyway you look at it, (Tiger) is going to draw a crowd. I think it’ll bring out more people. It’s good for Greensboro. Good for the economy.”

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“This is obviously huge news for the Wyndham Championship,” tournament director Mark Brazil said of Tiger Woods’ playing in the tournament.

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Want to buy tickets? Tournament officials say if you are interested in buying tickets the best place is online at http://www.wyndhamchampionship.com

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“I’ve seen Tiger play one time at the U.S. Open,” said golfer Bradley Calloway who believes Tiger is still strong despite critics who believe Tiger’s best golf days are behind him. ​”I don’t think he’s finished, I think he’s still got a few years left.”

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With larger crowds expected this week for the Wyndham, parking with shuttle service will now be at the Greensboro Coliseum beginning
Wednesday. The increase in spectators is linked to Tiger Woods hitting the
greens at Sedgefield Country Club.

“Extra draw to Greensboro, extra draw to our store, extra
draw to the whole tournament itself,” said Zack Coble with Golfsmith on
Wendover. “All of us are really excited, we can go out to an affordable
place and see Tiger hit balls.”