April 29, 2015

Tiger announces plans to play in five upcoming tournaments

Tiger Woods firmed up his playing schedule by committing to five tournaments Wednesday morning. Woods will compete in the Memorial, the U.S. Open, The Greenbrier Classic, the Open Championship and the Quicken Loans National. 

Tiger is a regular at the Memorial, which is hosted by Jack Nicklaus. Woods has won the tournament five times: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2009 and 2012. The Memorial will be played June 4-7 at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.

Woods will play in the 115th U.S. Open on June 18-21 at new site Chambers Bay in University Place, Washington. Designed by Robert Trent Jones II, the links-style layout measures 7,585 yards and is located southwest of Tacoma on the Puget Sound shore.

Tiger owns three U.S. Open titles, winning in 2000 by a record-breaking 15 strokes at Pebble Beach; in 2002 at Bethpage Black; and in 2008 at Torrey Pines.

Woods will be making his second appearance at the Greenbrier Classic in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. The tournament takes place July 2-5 on the Old White TPC. He missed the cut in his only previous visit in 2012.

Tiger will return to his favorite course in golf, The Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland, to play in the 144th Open Championship, July 16-19. Woods won two Claret Jugs there, in 2000 and 2005, and added another in 2006 at Royal Liverpool.

Woods will host and play in the Quicken Loans National at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, July 30-Aug. 2. He captured the tournament title in 2009 and 2012. In 2009, Tiger set the tournament record with a 13-under-par score of 267.

The Quicken Loans National is especially meaningful to Tiger. Proceeds from the event go to the Tiger Woods Foundation.

Woods is coming off a tie for 17th at the Masters in early April.