Three-time champion Woods commits to US Open

Fresh off his first Masters appearance since 2015, Tiger Woods has now officially committed to play his next major after filing his entry for the US Open in New York to be played from June 14-17.

The USGA confirmed the news on Twitter this morning: “The next major on @TigerWoods’ schedule is the 118th #USOpen! We’re excited to have the three-time champion tee it up at Shinnecock Hills!”

In a video released by the USGA, Woods said he is well aware of the notoriously difficult US Open course setup waiting for him at Shinnecock Hills on Long Island, where he made his debut in 1995 as the reigning US Amateur champion.

“I know it’s a great test, I know they’ve added some length to it to make it more modern but it’s really dependant on the weather.”

“If the wind blows there, then we’re going to get scores over par,” smiled Woods.

“When Goose won there (in 2004), my God, the putts he made on those greens were ungodly fast. The wind was blowing the ball all over the greens…that’s hard to except and hard to play for.”

Woods hasn’t competed in the US Open since he missed the cut at Chambers Bay in Washington state following rounds of 80-76 to finish on 16-over. Jordan Spieth won his second major title that year on 5-under.

Woods is now in the final year of a 10-year exemption for winning the 2008 US Open, where he famously defeated Rocco Mediate on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff following an 18-hole playoff. He joined Jack Nicklaus as only the second player to have won the career grand slam three times.