Tiger Woods commits to Greenbrier
Tiger Woods is adding a new tournament to his schedule for the second time this year -- the Greenbrier Classic.
The tournament announced, and Woods posted on his website schedule, that he will play the PGA Tour event in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., from July 5-8.
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Like the Honda Classic, which he played in March, Woods never has played the tournament at the Greenbrier Resort's Old White course.
The tournament is only in its third year. Stuart Appleby shot 59 in the final round to win the inaugural event in 2010, and rookie Scott Stallings won a year ago. Phil Mickelson, who played the Greenbrier last year, also will be in the field.
Due to an extra week in the PGA Tour's schedule, the tournament has moved from its date two weeks following the British Open to two weeks prior. That means Woods will play twice between the U.S. Open and British Open; a tournament he stages for the Tiger Woods Foundation, the AT&T National, will be played the week prior to the Greenbrier.
Also added to Woods' schedule, as expected, is the Memorial Tournament (May 31-June 3). That will be his last tournament prior to the U.S. Open at the Olympic Club in San Francisco.
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.
Woods is coming off a tie for 40th at The Players Championship on Sunday. He's in the midst of his worst three-tournament stretch -- a tie for 40th at the Masters, a missed cut at the Wells Fargo Championship, and the tie for 40th at The Players -- as a pro. He won the Arnold Palmer Invitational for his 72nd PGA Tour victory in March.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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