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Turning Stone Resort making final preparations for Tiger Woods visit
VERNON, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Oneida Indian Nation and Turning Stone Resort is buzzing in anticipation of Tiger Wood's arrival on Monday. The number one golfer in the world is set to play at the Atunyote Golf Club in the Notah Begay Foundation Challange Charity Skins Game.
Begay is the only full-blooded Native American player on the PGA Tour, and was the roommate of Tiger Woods while the two attended Stanford University.
Begay and Woods, along with fellow PGA professionals Mike Weir and Camillo Villegas will tee off in a skins format to raise money for Native American youth.
Dozens of workers were all over the course Friday, making Atunyote as pristine as can be for the number one golfer in the world and the 3000 or so fans that have paid at least $330 each to watch him.
The operations manager at the Atunyote Golf Club, Monte Ortel said, "we're doing some final touches on the bleachers. We're doing some signage, we're putting up some road signage today. We're setting up for the media, here right where we're standing, final touches tonight, we're during pretty good."
The gates will open Monday at 9:00 a.m. and the players are set to tee off at 11:00.