The PGA Tournament, formerly the “MCI Heritage Classic”, then the "MCI Classic – the Heritage of Golf”, now called the “WorldCom Classic – the Heritage of Golf” (I have and always will call it the “Heritage Classic”, as it was called before corporations butted their names into sporting events, ruining the tone for me, but that is another thread) is being held at Sea Pines’ Harbor Town Links on Hilton Head Island, SC this weekend. Without Tiger Woods. To my knowledge, he has never played a pro tournament at Hilton Head, but I certainly may be wrong. Golf seems to be a sport in which racial issues are not aired.
Question: Has Tiger Woods played the Heritage Classic?
If not, is there a reasonable golf-related reason (too close to Masters, folks don’t do two tournaments back-to-back, etc…) that would or does expalin it?
I have wondered if this were related to the NAACP issues with the Second Confederate Naval Jack first flying over the statehouse, then displayed on the statehouse grounds. This is NOT a flag thread or a NAACP thread, but a Tiger-Heritage thread.