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Tiger Woods Took 5 Months to Make a Major Announcement

It has been an interesting last few months for Tiger Woods as there hasn’t been much involvement from him in the PGA circuit. Woods has been away for quite some time with his previous participation dating back to early this year. That has led to the 15-time major champion to give a massive update in that aspect of his life.

Tiger Woods’ last golf event

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It has been awhile since Tiger Woods participating in a PGA tour event as he has taken time off.

His last competitive golf came during the The Match alongside Phil Mickelson, Tom Brady, and Peyton Manning. Woods had a strong showing at the event, where he looked quite sharp and honed on the golf course.

It was a highly successful match that received rave reviews and much anticipation for the next time around in 2021. However, that is a far stretch from competing any tournament on the PGA as the competition level is far different aside from Mickelson with other best golfers in the world right now. With all that in mind, Woods has decided to take make a significant move in that realm.

Tiger Woods announces he will play at Memorial Tournament

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It has been quite some time since Tiger Woods last competed in a competitive round of golf in the PGA.

That has dated back to his participation at the Genesis Invitational back in February, where he finished in 68th place at +11. With that in mind, the 44-year-old took to Twitter on Thursday morning to announce that he will be playing at the Memorial Tournament that will start July 16.

Woods has been out of action for five months as he has turned down numerous events such as the Charles Schwab Challenge and the RBC Heritage. He had to hold out due to stiffness in his back earlier this year that forced him to miss tournaments he would have played in such as the WGC Mexico Championship, the Arnold Palmer Invitational and the Players Championship.

Beyond that, it’s a been a rough time for golf, like many other sports, due to the coronavirus concern as it saw the PGA reschedule or cancel many of their biggest events. That has includes pushing back the The Masters, The U.S. Open, and the Ryder Cup. It’s an opportunity for Woods to get his legs back under him with a tournament that he has plenty of experience playing with career wins.

Tigers Woods’ expectation for the Memorial Tournament

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With Tiger Woods back in the mix, it brings another level of buzz around the event.

There will be high betting odds placed on him given his namesake and history winning the tournament five times. However, Woods hasn’t won there since 2012 and is coming off a long layoff since his last competitive golf. Since February, the only thing remotely close he has done to that level of competition would be his participation in The Match with Mickelson, Brady, and Manning back in May.

Woods has also only played in three tournaments this season that includes winning the Zozo Championship last October, tied for ninth at the Farmers Insurance Open in January, and just made the cut at the Genesis the following month. He doesn’t have a lot of work on his belt as late that he could see him reasonably tail off due to the lack of competitive golf.

Nonetheless, his return to the golf course is a definite positive sign as he remains a prominent fixture in the sport.