Last Updated on July 9, 2020
Here we go. Tiger Woods is preparing to make his first appearance on the PGA Tour since the coronavirus shutdown in March. Woods announced via Twitter that he would be competing in the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio next weekend.
I’m looking forward to playing in the @MemorialGolf next week. I’ve missed going out and competing with the guys and can’t wait to get back out there.
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) July 9, 2020
This is awesome news for golf fans and it will be the first time we get to see Woods in a real competitive match since his 68th-place finish at The Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club back in February. Prior to that top-10 finish, Woods struggled in the Farmers Insurance Open, finishing in 68th with a final score of +11. The Memorial Tournament will be his third PGA Tour appearance in 2020.
Of course, fans caught a glimpse of Tiger in “The Match: Champions For Charity” when he and Peyton Manning took down Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady. Woods played well in that match, but it wasn’t exactly the same as going out and playing in a real PGA Tour event.
Will Tiger Be The Betting Favorite?
The return of Woods signals that the PGA Tour is ready to kick into high gear. The months-long shutdown of the sport has thrown this season’s schedule into disarray and even forced the cancelation of the British Open. However, the U.S. Open is set to take place in September and the Masters will go down in November. Tiger Woods is obviously one of the top betting favorites to win the U.S. Open and the Masters. It is safe to assume that he will be in one of the top 3-4 golfers favored to win the 2020 Memorial next week.
There won’t be a massive crowd of people following Tiger around the courses this year, but just having the legendary golfer back on the course will be a blessing for golf fans.
For golf bettors, there’s a rare opportunity to see how the course at Muirfield Village Golf Club plays one week before Tiger tees off in the Memorial Tournament. The Workday Charity Open will take place on the same course this weekend and thus, bettors will have the chance to see how golfers play the course, even if Tiger won’t be competing in it.