Tiger Woods Has Entered His Name Into the U.S. Open, According to the USGA
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Tiger Woods was cautious to commit to any events between now and The Open Championship at St. Andrews in July.
“I am looking forward to St. Andrews,” Woods said during his post-round interview with Sky Sports on Sunday. “That is something that is near and dear to my heart, and I have won two Opens there, and it’s the home of golf, and it’s my favorite golf course in the world. I will be there for that one.”
Woods is currently +4000 on DraftKings to win The Open.
There are two majors in between The Masters and The Open Championship, however, the PGA Championship and the U.S. Open.
“But anything in between [The Masters and The Open] I don’t know,” Woods told Sky Sports. “I will try.”
Well, it appears he has already begun the process of trying.
The USGA, the governing body that hosts the U.S. Open, announced on Thursday that Woods has, “Filed an entry to play in the 2022 U.S. Open at The Country Club.”
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Of course, just filing an entry does not guarantee that Woods has committed or will play in the event, but it is a step in the right direction. Tiger is currently +5000 on DraftKings to win the U.S. Open in Brookline, Mass.
Woods has an automatic exemption to the U.S. Open due to his Masters win in 2019. The USGA gives exemptions to the last five winners of each of the other three majors and the last 10 winners of the U.S. Open.
Had he not won that event, Woods would have had to go through either local qualifying or receive a special exemption.
Woods also committed to the JP McManus Pro-Am in Ireland in July. It is an event for charity that includes a litany of stars, and Woods has played in the event off-and-on since 2000.
Woods completed four competitive rounds at Augusta this past week, his first solo competitive tournament in a year and a half. Woods shot 71-74-78-78 and finished in 47th place.