For the first time in eight months, yet still not providing an actual return date, Tiger Woods has done what is required to play in the US Open.
According to Alex Miceli of Golfweek, Woods has now registered for the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont that wil take place in June. In order to participate in the 116th edition Woods needed to register by 5 p.m. Wednesday, which he did.
Tiger Woods has not played competitive golf since last August’s Wyndham Championship due to back problems that forced him to undergo surgery to relieve the pain, but lately there has been lots of speculation about a possible return date. Woods addressed that on his official website on April 1st:
I’ve been hitting balls and training daily, but I’m not physically ready. I’ve said all along that this time I need to be cautious and do what’s best for my long-term health and career. Unfortunately, playing Augusta next week wouldn’t be the right decision. I’m absolutely making progress, and I’m really happy with how far I’ve come, but I still have no timetable to return to competitive golf.
With him registering for the US Open one can only assume he will be back a few weeks prior. Will we see Tiger Woods next week at the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, N.C.? Or can we expect him at the June 2-5 Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio? The Memorial tournament seems more likely but we will have to stay tuned to find out.