Apr
29
2015
Tiger’s summer sked a real handful
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods appears like he will have a busy summer of golf ahead of him. Woods did something somewhat out of character for him and announced his schedule via Twitter on Wednesday morning.

There was also a story on his website, making the same announcement.

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.

Woods didn’t include the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, which he is automatically qualified for, but his agent Mark Steinberg told USA Today that Woods only released a “partial schedule.”

“He will obviously play more tournaments than that,” Steinberg said.

Woods unveiled last week that he would compete in next week’s Players Championship, the PGA Tour’s flagship event.

Woods, who hasn’t won since the 2013 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, has plummeted to no. 116 in the world rankings. So far in 2015, he’s missed the cut at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, withdrawn after 11 holes at the Farmers Insurance Open, taken an indefinite leave of absence, and returned at the Masters, where he finished an impressive T17.

Good to have you back, Tiger.