Woods to play Quicken Loans before heading to Open

Three-time British Open champion, Tiger Woods, will give himself just one tournament to run into some form before he heads for Carnoustie next month.

Despite missing the cut at last weekend’s US Open at Shinnecock Hills, Woods has confirmed he would play in the Quicken Loans National at TPC Potomac in Maryland in their event beginning June 28.

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It will be the first time at Carnoustie for Woods in almost 11 years.

“I’ve got a week off, and then I’ll play the National and then head over to the British,” said Woods.

Woods has never teed-up at TPC Potomac, although the event is being run by and benefitting the Tiger Woods Foundation.

Still he’s no stranger to Carnoustie having launched his 2007 Open campaign there by putting his two-iron opening tee shot into the famous Barry Burn that was then out-of-bounds and running all the way down the left side of the first hole.

Woods entered the US Open ranked No. 80 in the world but knows he needs to break back into the world’s top-50 by the end of July if he is to realise his hope of playing the very last WGC-Bridgestone Invitational event at the Firestone CC in Akron, Ohio.

Woods has captured the WGC – Bridgestone eight times and his last victory anywhere was on the Firestone course in 2013.