*After three weeks spent rehabbing a neck injury, Tiger Woods will prepare to defend his title at the Memorial Tournament next week in Dublin, Ohio.
Woods withdrew from The Players Championship on May 9 with an inflamed facet joint in his neck. He confirmed on his website Wednesday that he’ll return to the PGA Tour next week at Muirfield Village, where he has won four times and is the defending champion.
“The doctors advised me to take a week off and rest, which I did,” Woods said. “They prescribed physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication and soft-tissue massages, which I’m continuing with. Although I’m not 100 percent, I feel much better and look forward to competing next week.”
The tournament hosted by Jack Nicklaus will also serve as a warm up for the U.S. Open two weeks later at Pebble Beach.
Woods won the Memorial from 1999-2001 and again last year.