Tiger Woods makes an eagerly anticipated return to tournament action this week as he tees it up at a PGA Tour event for the first time in five months.
The Memorial will be Woods’ first tour event since February 16, when he played in the final round of the Genesis Invitational, shot 77 and was last among those who made the cut. The reigning Masters’ champion will play alongside Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka in an all-star three-ball for the first two rounds of the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio.
Woods, a five-time winner of the Memorial, said he wanted to wait and see how the first five tournaments were played during the coronavirus pandemic before committing to the event.
“I just felt it was better to stay at home and be safe,” Woods said. “I’m used to playing with lots of people around me, or having lots of people have a direct line to me, and that puts not only myself in danger, but my friends and family. So I’ve just been at home practicing and social distancing and being away from a lot of people.”