Woods intends to play PGA Championship


A day after Tiger Woods ended his 11-week hiatus from the PGA Tour by entering the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, the PGA of America confirmed Friday that he is entered in the PGA Championship Aug. 11-14 at Atlanta Athletic Club.

The deadline to enter the PGA Championship was July 7.

“We spoke with Mark Steinberg regarding Tiger and the PGA Championship and, assuming everything goes well in Akron next week and there are no complications, Tiger intends to play the PGA Championship,” the PGA of America said in a statement.

Woods hasn't played a competitive round since he withdrew from The Players Championship after shooting 6-over 42 over his first nine holes. He is a four-time PGA Championship winner (1999, 2000, 2006, 2007) and tied for 29th in 2001 when the PGA Championship was held at AAC. David Toms beat Phil Mickelson by a shot to claim his only major championship that year.

Woods is scheduled to sit down with the media Aug. 9 at noon ET at Atlanta Athletic Club.