Woods adds Greenbrier Classic to schedule, also will return to Memorial

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When Tiger Woods tees it up at the Greenbrier Classic this summer, it will be the third PGA Tour event in a year that Woods is playing for the first time as a professional.
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Series: PGA Tour

Published: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 | 1:40 p.m.

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Tiger Woods is heading to the hills this summer to play in The Greenbrier Classic.

Tournament organizers said that Woods had committed to play July 5-8 in the event, which began only two years ago. It is played on The Old White TPC Course, where two years ago Stuart Appleby closed with a 59 to win.

It will be the third time in the last nine months that Woods plays a tournament for the first time as a pro. He played the Frys.com Open in October in San Martin, Calif., and the Honda Classic in March. Woods last played the Honda Classic as a teenager.

Phil Mickelson already has said he is returning to The Greenbrier, giving the 3-year-old event two of the biggest names in golf.

Woods also said he will return to the Memorial Tournament later this month.

Woods has accepted an invitation to play in the tournament founded by Jack Nicklaus. So have Jason Day, Bill Haas and Sunday's winner of the Players Championship, Matt Kuchar.

The 37th Memorial will be played May 31-June 3 at Muirfield Village Golf Club.

Woods won the Memorial in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2009. He missed last year's tournament while he recovered from knee and Achilles injuries.

Woods has 10 top-10 finishes at the Memorial and has never missed the cut. He has the lowest scoring average in the tournament (minimum of 10 rounds) at 69.62 and has earned more than $3.9 million at it.