Woods commits to Memorial Tournament, US Open
Despite, or perhaps because of, a less-than-stellar showing at the recent PGA Championship, it seems it won’t be long before 15-time major champion Tiger Woods returns to tournament golf.
The 43-year-old has just committed to a start at next week’s Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio and puts to rest any concerns that he may not have played until the US Open in mid-June.
Tiger Woods (Credit: PGA Tour)
“Ohio next week for the @MemorialGolf, then Pebble for the @usopengolf. Looking forward to getting out there again,” tweeted Woods.
Woods and his partner, Erica, were also spotted yesterday during a low-key practice round at the Pebble Beach course.
Tiger hasn’t won a US Open title since his famous “broken leg” playoff win over Rocco Mediate in 2008 at Torrey Pines. Last year, he missed the cut by two shots at the US Open at Shinnecock Hills after opening with a 78.
Woods has won the Memorial title five times with his last title coming in 2012.
Woods has previously enjoyed success at Pebble Beach with wins coming at the 2000 US Open and the Pebble Beach Pro-Am earlier the same year.
He won the 2000 US Open by 15 strokes over Ernie Els and Miguel Ángel Jiménez – a record that still stands today.