It’s happening. Tiger Woods has officially committed to next week’s Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village for what will be his first official start in five months. The news comes as a bit of surprise seeing as how nobody really knew when Woods would tee it up next, but the wait is finally over.
I’m looking forward to playing in the @MemorialGolf next week. I’ve missed going out and competing with the guys and can’t wait to get back out there.
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) July 9, 2020
Woods has not played in any of the Tour’s first five events back since its restart amid the pandemic. His last start came back in mid-February at The Genesis Invitational where he managed to make the cut but finished dead last after shooting a combined 11-over on the weekend.
Following The Genesis, Woods elected to take time off to rest his back which included a surprise no-show at The Players. He did team up with Peyton Manning to take on Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady in The Match II in late May and looked to be 100% healthy during the charity match.
Woods has won the Memorial five times, most recently in 2012, so it’s certainly a favorable spot for him to get back into the swing of things.
This week’s Workday Charity Open is also being played at Muirfield Village where seven of the Top 15 players in the world are in the field.