Woods to play in the Memorial and the Greenbrier

Associated Press
May 15, 2012 at 10:15pm IST

White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.: Tiger Woods is heading to the hills this summer to play in The Greenbrier Classic.

Tournament organizers announced on Monday that Woods had committed to play from July 5-8, in the event which began only two years ago. It is played on The Old White TPC Course, where two years ago Stuart Appleby closed with a 59 to win.

It will be the third time in the last nine months that Woods plays a tournament for the first time as a pro. He played the Frys.com Open in October in San Martin, Calif., and the Honda Classic in March. Woods last played the Honda Classic as a teenager.

Woods to play in the Memorial and the Greenbrier

Woods will try for a fifth Memorial Tournament title, having won it in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2009.

Phil Mickelson already has said he is returning to The Greenbrier, giving the three-year-old event two of the biggest names in golf.

The Memorial Tournament also announced on Monday that Woods would play there from May 31-June 3. Woods has accepted an invitation to play in the tournament founded by Jack Nicklaus. So have Jason Day, Bill Haas and Sunday's winner of the Players Championship, Matt Kuchar.

Woods will try for a fifth Memorial Tournament title, having won it in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2009. He missed last year's tournament while he recovered from knee and Achilles injuries.

Woods has 10 top-10 finishes at the Memorial and has never missed the cut. He has the lowest scoring average in the tournament (minimum of 10 rounds) at 69.62 and has earned more than $3.9 million at it.

The 37th Memorial will be played at Muirfield Village Golf Club.

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