AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Tiger Woods has entered the Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone, making it official that he will play three straight events concluding with the final major of the year.
It is not unusual for the world’s No. 1 player to compete three straight weeks on the PGA Tour, although the third tournament has never been a major. Woods won the Buick Open last week. The PGA Championship follows the Bridgestone Invitational.
Woods is a six-time winner at Firestone, having won the last three times he has played in this World Golf Championship. He was unable to defend this title last year because of knee surgery that kept him out the second half of the year.