Tiger Woods will compete in the Memorial Tournament next week, a tournament he’s won five times.
Woods missed the cut at last weekend’s PGA Championship, his first tournament after his Masters win five weeks ago. The Memorial will serve as a warm-up for the U.S. Open, which takes place two weeks later, June 13th, at Pebble Beach.
“I’ve enjoyed being the Masters champion again, and the PGA was a quick turnaround, and unfortunately I just didn’t play well,” Woods said before leaving New York. “I didn’t do all the little things I need to do correctly to post good scores and put myself in position to shoot good scores.”
The 11-time PGA player of the year will look for his first victory at the Memorial since 2012. Held at the Jack Nicklaus-designed course, the tournament is one of the biggest non-major events in golf.
“There’s no reason why I can’t get up to speed again and crank it back up,” Woods said. “I’ve got to start feeling a little bit better first before that happens. We’ll do that first and then start cranking it back up again.”
A championship at the Memorial would be Woods’s 82nd PGA Tour victory, which would tie Sam Snead’s career record.