15-time major winner and a three-time U.S. Open winner, Tiger Woods has officially entered his name for the upcoming U.S. Open in June.
The tournament announced on Twitter that Woods, a three-time U.S. Open champion, filed his entry before Wednesday’s deadline. This year’s U.S. Open will be played June 16-19 at the Country Club of Brookline (Mass.), where Woods was a member of the United States’ victorious Ryder Cup team in 1999.
Woods met with an accident in last Feb. and surprised many by simply teeing it up, then shot 71-74 to sit just four shots out of second place at the halfway point. On the weekend he was visibly fatigued and limping. Woods described himself as “thankful” for the opportunity to compete.
Woods confirmed after his final round at Augusta National that he will play the 150th Open at St. Andrews in July. He won two of his three Open Championships (2000, ’05) at the Home of Golf by a combined 13 strokes and has called it “my favourite golf course in the world.” He did not confirm that he would compete in either of the next two majors, however. Next month’s PGA Championship will be played at Tulsa’s Southern Hills, where he won the 2007 PGA Championship.