Woods files entry to play at US Open


There's been a lot of hype surrounding Woods' return to golf after undergoing several back surgeries.

The American was firmly in contention to win last month's Valspar Championship and Arnold Palmer Invitational, and he finished in a creditable 32nd at the Masters after recovering well from rounds of 73 and 75 in the opening two days. That Sunday performance will give him some confidence heading into his next attempt to end a 10-year major drought.

Woods, a three-time victor of this event, is using the last of his 10 exemptions from winning the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines.

Tiger Woods has officially entered the U.S. Open for the first time since 2015.

Woods ultimately was forced to withdraw from the 1995 tournament during the second round due to a wrist injury, but at Shinnecock in the 2004 U.S. Open, he finished tied for 17th.

Woods, 42, had remained quiet since his Masters return on whether or not he would compete at the major he has won three times before.

Woods has twice previously played the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills. Nine years later, he tied for 17th at the same course. It was at Torrey Pines in 2008 that Woods defeated Rocco Mediate in 19 playoff holes for that last major title to date.