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

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

This is not surprising, as Woods is healthy and intends on playing a lot this year, but still, it's exciting to see Tiger back on the course consistently.

Peyton Manning is pairing up with Tiger Woods in the pro-am at the Memorial Tournament on May 30, according to Sports Illustrated.

The tournament, which runs from May 31 to June 3, features another strong field.

Woods has won the Memorial on five occasions - 1999-2001, 2009 and 2012.

Tiger Woods made official his commitment to the Memorial Tournament on Wednesday, adding Jack Nicklaus' annual tournament to his schedule in what is expected to be a final event prior to the U.S. Open.

Woods finished strongly at The Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach last weekend, posting a seven-under 65 in the third round before closing with a three-under 69 to finish seven shots adrift of tournament victor Webb Simpson. World No. 1 Justin Thomas, Masters champion Patrick Reed, Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Jason Day and defending champion Jason Dufner are confirmed for the Golden Bear's marquee event.

The 42-year-old is in confident mood after finishing in 11th place at the Players Championship.

"This weekend was extremely positive", Woods said after the Players.

"He's been very close, and having won five times at Muirfield Village, I wouldn't be surprised if he contended to win his sixth". The Memorial will be his ninth start this year and 16th career appearance in the tournament.

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