On Monday, United States Golf Association
officials confirmed that Woods formally submitted his entry into the
championship to be held June 17-20.
All players, even those
exempt from qualifying, such as Woods, have to formally apply for entry
into the U.S. Open by April 28. Before Monday, Woods' name did not
appear on the list of registered entries.
last U.S. Open at
Pebble Beach Golf Links
"Tiger has certainly filed an entry, and we'rePoll: Golf Magazine wants your U.S. Open opinions More on Tiger Woods: Major wins | Career Photos | SI Covers
certainly anticipating that he's going to play. If someone fully exempt
files an entry, generally speaking, they always do play," said Mike
Davis, USGA senior director of rules and competitions. "It'd be very
unusual for someone fully exempt like Tiger to file an entry and not
play, but it does happen if someone's knee gets hurt or something like