Woods will defend title at Memorial

Published 2:59 am Thursday, May 27, 2010

DUBLIN, OH — Tiger Woods will defend his title next week at the Memorial Tournament, marking his return to the PGA Tour after three weeks spent rehabbing a neck injury.

Woods withdrew from The Players Championship on May 9 with an inflamed facet joint in his neck. He confirmed on his website Wednesday that he’ll play next week at Muirfield Village, where he has won four times and is the defending champion.

The tournament hosted by Jack Nicklaus will also serve as preparation for the U.S. Open two weeks later at Pebble Beach.

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