Tiger Woods, who was last seen on the PGA Tour finishing 17th at the Masters earlier this month, announced via Twitter that he will compete in five upcoming tournaments between June 4 and August 2.
See you at the US Open, Open Champ, Memorial, Greenbrier and my Foundation’s event, the Quicken Loans National. Going to be a busy summer.
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) April 29, 2015
Woods has won the combined tournaments a total of 13 times, with five wins at the Memorial in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2009 and 2012, three U.S Open wins in 2000, 2002, and 2008, three Open Championship wins in 2000, 2005, and 2006, and two victories at the Quicken Loans National in 2009 and 2012.
The Memorial, hosted by Jack Nicklaus, whose record 18 major championships leave Woods in second place with 14, will be played at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, from June 4-7.
The 115th U.S. Open, from June 18-21, will be hosted at Chambers Bay in University Place, Washington, on a links-style course created by famed designer Robert Trent Jones II on the Puget Sound shore. Woods’ 2000 win featured a record-shattering 15-stroke lead over the second-place finisher.
Woods’ appearance at The Greenbrier Classic in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, between July 2-5 on the Old White TPC, will only be his second; he missed the cut in 2012.
The Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland, where the 144th Open Championship will be played between July 16-19, has been friendly to Woods, who won Claret Jugs there in 2000 and 2005. His third Open Championship win came in 2006 at Royal Liverpool.
The Quicken Loans National at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, July 30-Aug. 2, which Woods will host, sends its proceeds to the Tiger Woods Foundation; Woods holds the tournament record with a 13-under-par score of 267 in 2009.
Woods did not mention whether he would compete in the PGA Championship at Whistling Straights in Wisconsin in August. His agent Mark Steinberg, told USA Today that Woods only tweeted his immediate schedule, adding, “He will obviously play more tournaments than that.”
Woods’s ranking has vacillated wildly in the past four years, from #1 in late 2010 to roughly 60th in late 2011, then back to #1 in early 2013 to mid 2014 to his current ranking of 115th.