Tiger Woods is ready to play this summer. Woods announced on Wednesday that he has committed to five additional events, including the Memorial Tournament, the U.S. Open, Open Championship, The Greenbrier Classic and the Quicken Loans National.
See you at the US Open, Open Champ, Memorial, Greenbrier and my Foundation’s event, the Quicken Loans National. Going to be a busy summer.
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) April 29, 2015
Woods had previously announced he would compete in next week’s Players Championship. He won the event for the second time (2001) in his last start there in 2013.
Jack Nicklaus said this week that Woods told him at the Masters that he would play in the Memorial at the beginning of June. Woods is a five-time winner of the event.
TIGER WOODS’ SCHEDULE
May 7-10 — The Players Championship, TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
June 4-7 — the Memorial Tournament, Muirfield Village G.C., Dublin, Ohio
June 18-21 — U.S. Open, Chambers Bay G.C., University Place, Wash.
July 2-5 — The Greenbrier Classic, The Old White TPC, White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.
July 16-19 — The Open Championship, The Old Course at St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland
July 30 – August 2 — Quicken Loans National, Robert Trent Jones G.C., Gainesville, Va.
The 14-time major winner missed the U.S. Open last year at Pinehurst No. 2, still recovering from March 31 microdiscectomy surgery on his back. He returned at the Quicken Loans National, where he missed the cut after admittedly coming back early to appease both the new title sponsor and host Congressional Country Club, which had recently agreed to continue hosting the event that benefits Woods’ foundation every other year. Woods then made the cut at the Open Championship, but finished last among the weekend field at Royal Liverpool.
In his last start, Woods finished T-17 at the Masters, shooting consecutive rounds in the 60s at Augusta National for the first time since his last Masters win in 2005. His Saturday 68 was his first weekend major round in the 60s since the 2011 Masters.
The Augusta National appearance was his first since announcing Feb. 11 that he would be taking a break from competitive golf until his game was “tournament ready.” Woods shot a career-worst 82 in Round 2 of the Waste Management Phoenix Open before withdrawing from the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines after just 11 holes, citing back pain.