The Washington Times - June 24, 2009, 12:23PM

The Tiger Woods Foundation will not announce plans for a new learning center in Washington during next week’s AT&T National tournament, foundation President and CEO Greg McLaughlin said. Woods and his team originally had hoped to have an announcement next week about the site’s location.

McLaughlin said the foundation is close to reaching an agreement to build a center in the District but that details are still being worked out between landowners.


“We’ve been working to try and get site,” he said. “We have two properties that we’ve been negotiating heavily with the last two months and a lot of it is just a timing issue and us being able to work out terms. I do not anticipate an announcement next week but having one very shortly after the tournament.”

The foundation has been eyeing sites east of the Anacostia River, including an area near Fort DuPont and another in Congress Heights.

The new learning center would be modeled after the Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif. that offers special programs for kids from 4th to 12th grade, including career-oriented classes in forensic sciences and computers. The Anaheim facility also features a driving range.