Tiger Woods will not take another month off inbetween majors, after committing to play in next week’s Memorial Tournament.
Woods decided against playing competitively between winning his 15th major title in the Masters and last week’s PGA Championship and paid the price, missing the cut at Bethpage Black by a shot following rounds of 72 and 73.
“I’ve enjoyed being the Masters champion again, the PGA was a quick turnaround and unfortunately I just didn’t play well,” Woods said after missing the cut.
“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.
“There’s no reason why I can’t get up to speed again and crank it back up. 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.”
Woods definitely looked a bit rusty this week, but he’s hoping to be a bit better prepared for the year’s third major at Pebble Beach – a venue at which he has achieved plenty of success in the past, including at the 2000 US Open when he won by a record 15 strokes.
Woods has also won the Memorial five times, with his last victory coming in 2012.
The former World No 1 announced his decision to play at Muirfield Village on social media, writing: “Ohio next week for the @MemorialGolf, then Pebble for the @usopengolf. Looking forward to getting out there again.”
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Brooks Koepka is back in action at this week’s Travelers Championship, even though he admits he is feeling “mentally exhausted”.
Francesco Molinari is set to receive a hero’s welcome upon his return to Rome for the Italian Open from October 10-13.
Gary Woodland had one very special supporter cheering him on on Sunday. You might remember her.
Brooks Koepka came very close to winning his third straight US Open title at Pebble Beach on Sunday, but ultimately came off second best.
After scrambling his way through the first three rounds of the US Open, Justin Rose’s short game couldn’t save him again on Sunday.
Gary Woodland showed plenty of guts as he held off Brooks Koepka to win the US Open on Sunday.
Brooke Henderson clinched the ninth title of her impressive young career with a one-stroke victory at the LPGA Meijer Classic on Sunday.
Phil Mickelson’s career Grand Slam dreams faded once again at Pebble Beach on Saturday, but he couldn’t blame the USGA for it this time.