Tiger Woods to return next week at Memorial

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"Given the broader challenges communities are facing due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we need to stay focused on the No. 1 priority for our return to golf - the health and safety of all involved", PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said in a news release. Now it gets its biggest star.

The Memorial Tournament will not allow fans to attend this year's event at Muirfield in Dublin, the PGA Tour announced on Monday.

"I've come back out, missed two of the three cuts, but, all in all, I feel like my game is really good", the Offaly man told The Golf Channel of his form after the restart.

The Tiger Woods guessing game is over.

Woods, 44, hasn't played on the Tour since a 67th-place finish at the Genesis Invitational in mid-February.

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Watney was the first player to withdraw from an event due to a positive COVID-19 test, pulling out before the second round of the RBC Heritage in SC.

All three players continue to test positive for the virus but have met the Centers for Disease Control criteria for returning to work, the tour said. The Masters is now scheduled for November 12-15, with Woods as the defending champion.

With Woods having played a limited schedule in recent seasons, the Memorial start could be his key tuneup for the PGA Championship, set for Harding Park in San Francisco from August 6-9. Numerous PGA tournaments have been canceled or rescheduled, including the U.S. Open, the Masters and the Ryder Cup.

The Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village is one of the most high-profile, non-major events on the PGA Tour and Woods has triumphed there a record five times, most recently in 2012.

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