WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) – Tiger Woods is heading to the hills this summer to play in The Greenbrier Classic. He also committed on Monday to the Memorial Tournament, where he has 10 top-10 finishes in his career.
Greenbrier Tournament organizers announced Monday that Woods had committed to play July 5-8 in the event, which began only two years ago. It is played on The Old White TPC Course, where two years ago Stuart Appleby closed with a 59 to win.
It will be the third time in the last nine months that Woods plays a tournament for the first time as a pro. He played the Frys.com Open in October in San Martin, Calif., and the Honda Classic in March. Woods last played the Honda Classic as a teenager.
Phil Mickelson already has said he is returning to The Greenbrier, giving the 3-year-old event two of the biggest names in golf.
The Memorial also announced Monday that Woods would play there May 31-June 3 at Muirfield Village Golf Club. The event is hosted by Jack Nicklaus.
Woods won the Memorial in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2009. He missed last year's tournament while he recovered from knee and Achilles injuries.
Woods has 10 top-10 finishes at the Memorial and has never missed the cut. He has the lowest scoring average in the tournament (minimum of 10 rounds) at 69.62 and has earned more than $3.9 million at it.