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Tiger Woods to return to PGA Tour at Memorial Tournament

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Tiger Woods to return to PGA Tour at Memorial Tournament

The tournament tees off July 16 at Muirfield Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.

Five-time Memorial victor and 2019 Masters champion Tiger Woods will compete in the 45th edition of the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club later this month. "I've missed going out and competing with the guys and can't wait to get back out there", tweeted Woods.

"Given the broader challenges communities are facing due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we need to stay focused on the No. 1 priority for our Return to Golf - the health and safety of all involved", PGA TOUR commissioner Jay Monahan said in a statement.

Since the PGA Tour returned to action in June, it has held spectator-free tournaments in Texas, South Carolina, Connecticut and MI.

He did, of course, take part in "The Match: Champions for Charity" back in May where Woods and Peyton Manning took on Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady to raise more than $20 million for charity. Jason Day played the third round of the Travelers Championship as a single after reporting symptoms but returned a negative test result.

Having started the year in sixth place on the Official World Golf Ranking, his inactivity over the past several months has caused him to slip to 14th.

The PGA Tour is playing another event, the Workday Charity Open, this week at Muirfield Village, which Nicklaus designed in the early 1970s.

The 44-year-old reigning Masters champion then skipped a number of events with back issues prior to the PGA Tour's three-month COVID-19 hiatus that began in mid-March and opted to sit out the circuit's first five events since the break.

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