Tiger Woods to play in The Memorial

Tiger Woods

 

Tiger Woods has committed to play in The Memorial, a championship he has won five times.

Woods continues his comeback to competitive golf at the 43rd Memorial at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. Jack Nicklaus annually hosts the tournament, with this year’s championship May 31-June 3.

Woods has won the Memorial five times– 1999-2001, 2009 and 2012. His last start at the Golden Bear’s annual event was in 2015 when he finished 71st.

Woods had an impressive performance at the Players Championship last week at TPC Sawgrass, with a T-11 finish.

“I have been so impressed with Tiger during his comeback, and as I said after last weekend, I think he is on the verge of winning for the first time in several years,” Nicklaus said in a statement. “He’s been very close, and having won five times at Muirfield Village, I wouldn’t be surprised if he contended to win his sixth.”

Tiger Woods

“I’m not that far off from winning golf tournaments,” Woods said after Sunday’s final round of The Players.

Woods will be joined in the strong field by World No.1 Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson, and Jason Day.

This year will be Wood’s 16th appearance at The Memorial.

Woods has played eight times this year making seven cuts with four top-12 finishes, including two top-5s.

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