Paris (AFP)

Tiger Woods will return to the PGA Tour at the Memorial (July 16-19) on the Muirfield to Dublin, Ohio route), after five months off due to the coronavirus pandemic, he said. announced Thursday.

"I can't wait to play the Memorial next week. I missed the competition and I can't wait to get back on the course," tweeted the American with 15 major titles, a five-time winner of the Memorial.

Woods (44) has not played since the Genesis Invitational he organized himself in February in Los Angeles, shortly before the PGA decided to freeze its circuit due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In search of an 83rd record title, Woods has missed all four tournaments played since the post-Covid recovery. He started his 2019-2020 season with a victory in the Zozo Championship (Japan), before sharing 9th place in the Farmers Insurance and finishing 68th in the Genesis Invitational.

The Memorial was originally scheduled for June 4-7.

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