Ten years after Tiger Woods and his foundation essentially saved PGA Tour golf in Washington, his annual event in D.C. has no title sponsor, the Tour has terminated its contract with Congressional Country Club, and considerable uncertainty surrounds the future of professional golf's highest level in the nation's capital. In an email to Congressional members sent Monday, club president Rick Sullivan said the lack of a title sponsor was the driving force behind the Tour exercising its right to bail on an existing deal, which called for Congressional to host the event in 2018 and 2020. "Without a sponsor," Sullivan wrote, "the event would be a significant drain on their resources, instead of a source of funds." But representatives of both Woods and his eponymous foundation said they are actively pursuing a sponsor for the tournament, which has been known as the AT&T National and, more recently, the Quicken Loans National. Neither Mark Steinberg, Woods' agent, nor Rick Singer, the president and CEO of the Tiger Woods Foundation, ruled out establishing a new deal with Congressional should they land a sponsor.
—Barry Svrluga, The Washington Post
Another early start for Terps at Minnesota
For the second time this season, the Maryland football team will start a game before noon local time when the Terps open the Big Ten season Sept. 30 at Minnesota. Maryland will meet the Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, with the game televised on Fox Sports 1 beginning at noon (11 a.m. Central). The Terps also started their season opener at Texas at noon. Minnesota is 3-0 under first-year coach P.J. Fleck, with home victories over Buffalo (17-7) and Middle Tennessee (34-3) and a road win at Oregon State (48-14).
More college football: Virginia senior Micah Kiser (Gilman) was named Atlantic Coast Conference Linebacker of the Week. ... Towson senior kicker Aidan O'Neill was named STATS Football Championship Subdivision National Special Teams Player of the Week. O'Neill was also named Colonial Athletic Association Special Teams Player of the Week, and Tigers redshirt freshman quarterback Ryan Stover was picked as Rookie of the Week. ... Bowie State senior Diontae Jordan was named Offensive Lineman of the Week, junior Amir Hall the Quarterback of the Week and junior Brandon Britton the Receiver of the Week by the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Meanwhile, the Bulldogs were ranked No. 23 in the American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches' Top 25.
Ex-Terp Trimble officially signs with Timberwolves
Former Maryland men's basketball star guard Melo Trimble signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves, the team announced. Trimble, whose signing was first reported in August, played for the Philadelphia 76ers in the Las Vegas Summer League after going undrafted in June, averaging 10.3 points and 1.3 steals in three games.
Major League Lacrosse: The New York Lizards acquired All-Star attackman Mike Bocklet from the Denver Outlaws in exchange for New York's seventh-round pick in the 2018 MLL supplemental draft and its fourth-round selection in the 2018 MLL college draft.
College baseball: Mount St. Mary's announced the hiring of Jeff Gergic as recruiting coordinator and assistant coach.
Men's college soccer: Eryk Williamson had a goal and an assist to lead No. 3 Maryland (6-0-1, 2-0-1 Big Ten) to a 2-0 victory over host Penn State (1-3-2, 0-2) on Sunday night.