Tiger Woods looks set to take part in June’s US Open after submitting an entry form to the United States Golf Association.
The 34-year-old returned to competition at last week’s Masters at Augusta, after a five-month break from the game following revelations about his private life, and finished joint fourth as Phil Mickelson took victory.
The US Open will be held at Pebble Beach from June 17 and Woods will have fond memories of the course as he won the season’s second major at the same venue 10 years ago, winning by 15 shots.
Mike Davis, USGA senior director of rules and competitions, was quoted as saying in the Monterrey Herald: “Tiger has certainly filed an entry, and we’re certainly anticipating that he’s going to play. If someone fully exempt files an entry, generally speaking, they always do play.”