On Wednesday, Jack Nicklaus divulged Tiger Woods would play in the Memorial Tournament. And on Friday, Woods announced -- a full week before he had to! -- he'll compete at the Players.
Wow, "looking forward"! And all caps on THE PLAYERS! The PGA TOUR will appreciate that level of enthusiasm for its flagship event.
It was expected that the Players would be the next event on Tiger's schedule after his Masters appearance (he did not qualify for next week's WGC-Cadillac Match Play). Woods has a mixed history at TPC Sawgrass, but he won for a second time in 2013. He missed last year's event when he was recovering from back surgery.
Woods returned from a two-month absence at the Masters earlier this month (he left everyone wondering if he'd play until the Friday before) and finished T-17. He hurt his wrist during the final round, but this announcement confirms his agent's claims that the injury wasn't serious. The tour will appreciate his presence in Ponte Vedra Beach, and the golf media will appreciate knowing his schedule in advance again.