Tiger's Quicken Loans National could be a stumbling block for democracy

Tiger’s Quicken Loans National could make voting a little more difficult

Tiger Woods' Quicken Loans National lands at an awkward place on the Maryland political calendar, and it may have a modest impact on how people can vote in the state's Democratic primary later this month.

The statewide Democratic primary is June 24, the first day tournament goers can get into host Congressional Country Club to see the field practice for the 2014 edition of the event. As it turns out, there are eight precincts in Montgomery County located within a mile of Congressional, according to NBC Washington.

In the state of Maryland, the Democratic primary -- especially in Montgomery County and other counties in the central part of the state -- typically reveals the winner of the general election. With the state searching for its next governor and a heated battle taking shape between the candidates, turnout for this primary may be higher than usual.

Then again, Tuesday is the lowest day of attendance at a golf tournament, so the traffic shouldn't cause as much of a problem as if this was a special election later in the week.