Tiger Woods commits to The Memorial Tournament

Tiger Woods commits to The Memorial Tournament

At the Players, Woods opened with scores of 72-71 to barely make the cut, then shot 65-69 on the weekend, briefly pulling within 4 shots of eventual victor Webb Simpson on the back nine before dropping back.

Woods, a five-time victor of The Memorial, has performed admirably since his return to golf this season and has posted four top-12 finishes in his last six starts on the PGA Tour.

Tiger Woods will play in the Golden Bear's tournament.

The tournament, which runs from May 31 to June 3, features another strong field.

Thomas, meanwhile, finished one shot ahead of former world No. 1 Dustin Johnson to claim top spot in the rankings at last weekend's Players.

Tiger Woods plays his shot from the 18th tee during the final round of The Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass - Stadium Course.

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"I have been so impressed with Tiger during his comeback, and as I said after last weekend, I think he is on the verge of winning for the first time in several years", Memorial tournament founder and host Jack Nicklaus said on Wednesday.

Woods, 42, who is coming off a tie for 11th at the Players Championship on Sunday, has won the Memorial five times, most recently in 2012.

Woods was ranked 656th in the world in January and is now ranked 60th.

Woods will make his 16th appearance in the tournament.

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