Tiger Woods To Return To Golf at Memorial Next Week

Ron FurlongAnalyst IIMay 25, 2010

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 08:  Tiger Woods hits a shot from the fairway on the sixth hole during the third round of THE PLAYERS Championship held at THE PLAYERS Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 8, 2010 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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Tiger Woods's latest return to golf will be at The Memorial next week. The Golf Channel reported Woods will return to golf at Muirfield Village to try and defend his victory last year at the course built by Jack Nicklaus.

Many of the players use The Memorial as a tune-up for the U.S. Open.

Muirfield Village is one of the better conditioned courses year and year out on tour and a favorite among many of the players.

The same Golf Channel report indicated Woods would play in a Wednesday nine hole Skins match at Muirfield with, among others, Phil Mickelson and Jack Nicklaus himself.

This will be Tiger’s second attempt at a comeback this year.

Earlier in the year, anxious to get back on the golf course in time for the Masters and return to some sense of normalcy, Woods got himself ready for the year’s first major. He was able to stay in contention through the weekend at Augusta, and probably thought the comeback was going to be easier than he had imagined.

But ever since then it has been downhill. He missed a cut, parted ways with Hank Haney, withdrew from a tournament with a neck injury, and spent time rehabilitating the sore neck.

This Tiger has spent most of 2010 chasing his tail, not quite able to catch it.

He’ll try again at Muirfield, and then, more than likely, a couple weeks later at Pebble Beach in the U.S. Open.

Woods has until this Friday at 5:00 PM Eastern Time to officially to commit to the tournament.


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