Woods, who won the 135th Open Championship in his most recent start last week for his 11th career major title, won this tournament in 2002.
The world's No. 1 player will be using this event as his lone tune-up before the PGA Championship, Aug. 17-20, at Medinah Country Club outside of Chicago.
Vijay Singh is the two-time defending champion of the Buick Open. He also won the tournamnet in 1997.