Tiger Woods is all about winning major championships so it should come as no surprise — a day after announcing his return to golf from a lengthy injury-riddled layoff — that No. 21 has committed to playing in the final major of the season, the PGA Championship.
Woods’ name appears on the tourney’s list of players scheduled to compete at Atlanta Athletic Club from August 11-August 14. Whether he’ll be a factor in Atlanta or at Firestone Country Club — site of next week’s Bridgestone Invitational — remains to be seen, as the former ace has been off the circuit and rehabbing for three months.
These days, given his recent history, it’s certainly not a given that Woods’ woebegone wheels will be able to carry him through an entire 72 holes of golf one week and at least 36 the next. His gimpy knee and Achilles gave out on him after nine lackluster holes at the Players Championship back in May and have reportedly only recently received clearance from Woods’ doctors to trudge back onto the course. WIth no cut at Firestone, Tiger presumably has the horse power to amble the fairways through the weekend.
Following that test, and barring further injury, Woods will try to win his 15th major when he tees it up at the PGA. The erstwhile champ, who has made it a life’s goal to break Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 majors, has been winless since November 2009.