Tiger Woods registers for the US Open Championship

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Tiger Woods is officially eligible to play in another major.

The legendary golfer applied to play in the US Open Championship before Wednesday’s deadline, the tournament confirmed on Thursday.

This year’s US Open will be played June 16-19 at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts. A three-time tournament champion, Woods was victorious on court in 1999 as a member of the USA Ryder Cup team.

While Woods now has the opportunity to compete in the second major championship of the year, he has not made a public commitment to do so. Just last week, the 46-year-old competed in his first competition since surviving a devastating car accident in February 2021.

Most recently, he won the US Open in 2008 while tearing a cruciate ligament. It was his last win at a Major until he prevailed at the Masters in 2019. Woods has not committed to play at the PGA Championship in Tulsa’s Southern Hills in May.

“It’s just going to be the big events,” Woods told Sky Sports last weekend. per PGATour.com. “I don’t know if it’s going to be Southern Hills or not. But I’m looking forward to St Andrews. That is very important to me. I won two Opens there. It’s the home of golf. It’s my favorite golf course in the world, so I’ll be there. But I don’t know anything in between.”

Woods promised to play the JP McManus Pro-Am at Adare Manor, Ireland on July 4-5.

The two-day event comes 10 days before the start of the Open at St Andrews in Scotland, for which Woods was recently aiming to play after his final round at the Masters on Sunday where he finished 47th.

The 15-time PGA Major champion will be making his fourth career appearance at this Pro-Am (2000, 2005 and 2010). It is usually played every five years but has been postponed due to the pandemic.

The star-studded field also includes Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka, Collin Morikawa, Bryson DeChambeau and Dustin Johnson, among others.

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“Tiger has been a great friend and avid supporter of the Pro-Am for a very long time and we are absolutely thrilled that he has committed to play in the tournament again.” McManus said in a statement.

“His presence at Adare Manor will no doubt bring excitement to thousands of viewers and we are immensely grateful to him for sacrificing his free time to be with us.”


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