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Tiger Woods has registered for the U.S. Open

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Tiger Woods has registered for the June 16-19 U.S. Open at Oakmont, per Alex Miceli of GolfweekMiceli wrote:

“To participate in the 116th edition June 16-19 at Oakmont Country Club, [Woods] needed to register by 5 p.m. Wednesday. Woods registered at 4:33 p.m. April 4,” the U.S. Golf Association said.

Speculation as to Woods’ return date has been carried on in earnest following his appearance at a junior clinic last week in which he was seen comfortably hitting drivers in excess of 300 yards, as well as hitting a variety of shot shapes with the rest of the clubs in his bag with ease.

One would have to imagine that if Woods is going to compete in the season’s second major, he’d like to have at least one start under his belt before that time. With that in mind, it seems likely that Woods will at least play the June 2-5 Memorial Tournament, however, Team Tiger remains mum on any timeline for the star’s return.

Woods hasn’t appeared in a PGA Tour event since last year’s Wyndham Championship, where he finished tied for 10th. The last time Woods pegged it in a U.S. Open at Oakmont, 2007, Woods finished tied for second behind Angel Cabrera.

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  1. CT

    Apr 27, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    He’s not going to play, although I wish he would

    • MarkB A

      Apr 28, 2016 at 7:03 pm

      He needs to shut it down until 2017 or maybe 2018 to make sure his back heals. What is he rank now? 1200th in the world? I liked the guy but his new swing is not good. He needs to go back to Hank. Oakmont is not a good place for a journeyman to make his re-debut.

      Johnny Miller still owns Oakmont.

  2. West D

    Apr 26, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    I would like to see Tiger become successful in tournament golf again. He has three surgeries of recency, and it be a good end of career legacy to retire on. Ben Hogan won almost all of his majors after the car wreck, people still buy his book, Callaway has not done justice to the Hogan or Apex brand. Callaway, find the old forging stamps for the Apex II, rejigger the lofts to match todays specs and find a segment of golfers who have had to go to Mizuno, Miura, Honma.

    • NLB

      Apr 26, 2016 at 6:57 pm

      Callaway: #1 Irons in Golf.

    • MarkB A

      Apr 28, 2016 at 7:37 pm

      Ben Hogan could barely walk and he did not complain. He manned up. What he did after that nightmarish accident, no golfer has ever done that.

      Hogan was amazing and a gentleman too. If any of his clubs were bad, he destroyed them instead of shipping them.

  3. ooffa

    Apr 26, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    Ok odds.
    3 to 1 he lets go of a club in his forswing.
    1 to 2 he grimaces after every shot that is not perfect.
    7 to 4 he quits
    8 to 5 makes the cut
    1 to 10000000 he will dominate the TV and the news.

    • eva

      Apr 26, 2016 at 1:30 pm

      “1 to 10000000 he will dominate the TV and the news.”

      I’ll take it, easiest dollar I’ll ever make.

  4. Insider

    Apr 26, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    Probably will play jack’s tournament as a warm up, maybe the players?

  5. Chuck D

    Apr 25, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    Wake me when Eldrick’s in contention for a major, let alone a tournament.

    • Jordan

      Apr 25, 2016 at 11:44 pm

      How many majors have you won?

      must be a few to warrant a wake up call

  6. BOBBY D

    Apr 25, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    WHO CARES….

    • eva

      Apr 25, 2016 at 9:25 pm

      you do, your reply speaks for itself, you may not like him, but you care

  7. MRC

    Apr 25, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    Welcome back Tiger!
    Smizzle…You’re a kook.

  8. Steven Bremer

    Apr 25, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    I am by no means a fan but I hope he can at least make it back and play competitively. I have also heard he may play at the Wells Fargo the first full weekend of May.

    • MarkB A

      Apr 28, 2016 at 7:40 pm

      His swing still has issues. maybe Butch or Hank can help. Ledbetter could help, he has done wonders for Wie.
      Tiger’s body is not healthy enough to play the modern game anymore. The young guys like Spieth, DeChambeau and others are too good.

  9. :-u

    Apr 25, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    What an idiot

  10. alexdub

    Apr 25, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    Good on ya Tiger. I’m not rooting for him to break Jack’s record or to dominate the game of golf again—I’m rooting for him to defy the odds and have one last bite at the apple. I’m rooting for him to fall in love with the game of golf again.

  11. Ben Alberstadt

    Apr 25, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    ICYWW: Although Woods registered more than 20 days ago, that information only just became available to the media, hence Miceli’s report.

    • Pheel

      Apr 25, 2016 at 7:22 pm

      Actually, on the USGA website you can lookup “entrant”. Someone did a couple of weeks ago and posted a pic on Twitter.

  12. slider

    Apr 25, 2016 at 11:57 am

    lets go tiger

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As of now, we know the 2020 Masters is going to have to wait until November. The tournament will be as exciting as it will be interesting since it will be the first modern glimpse into Augusta National beyond April.

It has also given us the great opportunity to look back with hindsight 20/20 (that was very much an unintended pun) at our pictures from 2019 to showcase some of the most noteworthy and interesting, including some potential foreshadowing of the week that was to come.

2007 Masters champion Zach Johnson isn’t one to change putters too often, but he must have been searching for something last year when testing out this TaylorMade Spider.

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The weather broke on Wednesday and the view up the 10th hole never gets old.

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A peek into the bag of Gary Woodland, who would go on to become the U.S. Open Champion only a few months later.

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And of course, the iconic 12th, where so much would be decided come Sunday.

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The field this week featured the best golfers in the world, including Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler, and more.

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Driver: TaylorMade SIM (10.5 degrees @ 8.5)
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Shafts: Project X 6.5 (52, 56), Proto Hi-Rev 135X (60)

Putter: Axis1 Rose
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Ball: TaylorMade TP5 ‘19 (No. 1)

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