Woods confirms US Open entry

Tiger Woods will compete at the US Open for the first time in three years after his participation was confirmed in June’s tournament.

Woods has formally entered the second major of the year after the 42-year-old played his part in last weekend’s Masters, at Augusta.

The 14-time major winner’s long-standing back issues have seen him miss each of the US Opens since 2015.

But with Woods now appearing to have finally solved his injury problems, he will hope to maintain his current form at Shinnecock Hills.

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 performance saw Woods return to the world’s top 100 players for the first time in three years.

He is expected to play at either the Wells Fargo Championship or the Players Championship next month, in the build-up to the US Open.

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