Imagine being able to see 10 of the world's top 14 professional golfers... all in one place! Well, this weekend that place is Charlotte, NC at the Quail Hollow Championship. Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia, and a host of other golf greats will be vying for shares of the 6.5 million dollar purse.
The tournament is now in its seventh year and is already considered one of the top events on the PGA Tour. Past winners have included Woods, Anthony Kim, Jim Furyk, and Vijay Singh.
The tournament is being held at the Quail Hollow Club in South Charlotte, and while there is no parking at the Club, shuttles are available from various locations around the city.
Elswhere around North Carolina, it seems this weekend is all about food. For your entree, we've got Barbecue in Kinston and Hams & Yams in Smithfield on the menu. There are Spring Herbs to spice up your day in Asheville, a wine and art festival in North Wilkesboro, and for dessert... there's the family-friendly Strawberry Festival in Chadbourn. Bon Appetit!
It's a big weekend of baseball across the state, as six of North Carolina's ten minor league teams are homestanding all weekend. The Carolina Mudcats, Charlotte Knights, Durham Bulls, Greensboro Grasshoppers, Hickory Crawdads and Kannapolis Intimidators are all playing at home on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Meanwhile, the Asheville Tourists have one game at home on Friday night before hitting the road for the rest of the weekend.
It looks like another weekend with mostly pleasant weather across North Carolina. Highs will be in the 70s across the mountains, with temperatures at or above 80 in Charlotte and points eastward and 70s right along the coast. There's a small chance of pop-up thunderstorms on both Saturday and Sunday across the state.
Enjoy your weekend. Get out and play!