Woods commits to Greenbrier, Memorial


Tiger Woods has committed to The Greenbrier Classic, tournament officials announced Monday. The event is scheduled to be played July 5-8 at The Old White TPC Course in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. 

“We are pleased and excited to have one of the all-time greats in the game join The Greenbrier Classic’s 2012 field,” said Jim Justice, chairman and owner of The Greenbrier, in a news release. “Tiger is one of the biggest stars in all of sport and he brings significant attention to any event he enters.”

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It will mark Woods' first start in the event. He intended to play in the tournament, which follows the AT&T National at Congressional CC, last season but was recovering from knee and ankle injuries and was told by his doctors not to compete.

Woods also committed to the Memorial Tournament, it was announced Monday. Contested May 31-June 3, it will be Woods' lone start between The Players Championship and the U.S. Open. Woods has won the Memorial four times (1999-2001, '09).