World second rank in men’s major championships, Tiger Woods will headline a star-studded field at Muirfield Village, an event he has won five times, having sat out of the first five PGA Tour back since golf’s resumption from the coronavirus pandemic on June 11.
The 44-year old American professional golfer has not played an official PGA Tour event since the Genesis invitational in February, where he finished last out of those who made the cut, with the 44-year-old then skipping the Arnold Palmer invitational and the players due to a back injury.
In a short statement, Woods tweeted: “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.”
Woods has more victories at the Memorial Tournament – hosted by Jack Nicklaus – than any golfer in history, having followed three consecutive victories between 1999 and 2001 with further successes in 2009 and 2012.
This year’s tournament will be held without spectators due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, after the PGA Tour confirmed that they had abandoned plans to allow fans into the Ohio event.
🚨BREAKING NEWS: Tiger Woods announces he’s returning to the PGA TOUR next week at Memorial. pic.twitter.com/T9q8zTtxOq
— Tiger Woods Legion (@TWlegion) July 9, 2020