The Monterey Herald said Tuesday that Woods has officially submitted his entry to this year's national championship at Pebble Beach.
'Tiger has certainly filed an entry, and we're certainly anticipating that he's going to play. If someone fully exempt files an entry, generally speaking, they always do play,' said Mike Davis, USGA senior director of rules and competitions, according to the Herald. 'It'd be very unusual for someone fully exempt like Tiger to file an entry and not play, but it does happen if someone's knee gets hurt or something like that.'
Woods won the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach by a record 15 strokes in 2000, part of his three-major-win season.
In his first start of 2010, Woods tied for fourth at the Masters.
Three tournaments are likely in the running for Woods' next Tour start: the Wachovia Championship [April 29-May 2], The Players Championship [May 6-9] and the Memorial Tournament [June 3-6].