Despite a rough showing at Bethpage Black last week, Tiger Woods is jumping right back on the PGA Tour.
Woods committed to play in the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village next week, returning to the Dublin, Ohio, course where he’s won five times in his PGA Tour career.
Woods won the Memorial three straight times from 1999-2001, and then again in both 2009 and 2012. He finished in a tie for 23rd last year at the Jack Nicklaus-hosted event, six strokes behind winner Bryson DeChambeau.
Playing next week will give Woods the perfect opportunity to adjust his game before the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach next month — something he didn’t have a chance to do before the PGA Championship. Woods didn’t play competitive golf between his historic win at the Masters last month and his two rounds at Bethpage Black, skipping the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow.
The break from the action showed, too. Woods failed to make the cut at the PGA Championship, firing a 72 and a 73 to miss the mark by one stroke.
Woods has missed the cut at the previous two U.S. Opens, however has had much better success at the event when it’s been held at Pebble Beach. The 43-year-old famously won the 2000 U.S. Open there by 15 strokes, and finished in a tie for fourth in the event there in 2010.
Woods currently has 81 wins on the PGA Tour, and needs just one more to tie Sam Snead’s record for the most PGA Tour wins. He’s currently 20th in the FedExCup standings, and is No. 6 in the official World Golf Rankings.
“There's no reason why I can't get up to speed again and crank it back up,” Woods said after the PGA Championship, via the PGA Tour. “I've got to start feeling a little bit better first before that happens. We'll do that first and then start cranking it back up again.”
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