Tiger Woods officially commits to the Memorial for final US Open preparation

Annette Crawford
May 17, 2018

A tweet from the Memorial's official account on Wednesday read, in part: "HE'S BACK!" Jack Nicklaus annually hosts the tournament on the course he designed and built.

Five-time champion Tiger Woods will play in the Memorial Tournament in OH for what is likely to be his final event before next month's US Open. Woods has already committed to playing in the U.S. Open in June, and he recently put his name in the hat to play The Open Championship in Carnoustie, Scotland in July.

Woods will be paired with former National Football League quarterback Peyton Manning for the Wednesday pro-am.

The retired star quarterback and iconic golfer are set to join forces May 30 for the pro-am at The Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio.

He has had concerns regarding his putting, but over the last week at the Players Championship, he was pleased to see an improvement.

"I have been so impressed with Tiger during his comeback, and as I said after last weekend, I think he is on the verge of winning for the first time in several years", Nicklaus said.

At the Players, Woods opened with scores of 72-71 to barely make the cut, then shot 65-69 on the weekend, briefly pulling within 4 shots of eventual victor Webb Simpson on the back nine before dropping back. He shot 7-under 65 Saturday and 3-under 69 Sunday to charge up the leaderboard and finished with his lowest-scoring weekend since 2012.

"It was just a matter of time, and this weekend was it", Woods said.

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