PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 12: Tiger Woods reacts to his approach shot on the ninth hole during the first round of THE PLAYERS Championship held at THE PLAYERS Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 12, 2011 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Woods withdrew after shooting a 42 on the front nine holes. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Noted Golf Enthusiast Tiger Woods Will Play WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Aug. 4

Tiger Woods tweeted Thursday that he'll be participating in next week's PGA event, the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

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Tiger Woods Will Not Play In AT&T National, Citing Injuries

Tiger Woods has been kept out of action in recent weeks due to leg injuries. The world's former No. 1 golfer had hoped to return for the AT&T Nationall on June 30th, but on Wednesday, he tweeted that he will not play in the event.

Doctor’s orders: sitting out the . I'll be in Philly to support the event. Feeling stronger every day, but not 100%.

Woods, a noted golf enthusiast, declined to participate in the U.S. Open for the same reason. Apparently two extra weeks, in his doctor's estimation, didn't give his injuries ample time to heal.

Woods has been out of action since the Players Championship on May 12th. The next PGA Tour event after the AT&T National is the John Deere Classic on July 10th. Woods has espoused hope that he will be able to be able to compete in the two remaining majors of 2011, and with the Open Championship coming on July 17th, it wouldn't be surprising to see Woods skip the Deere as well.

Follow along with this StoryStream for updates. And for more on the PGA Tour, check in with SB Nation's golf blog, Waggle Room.


U.S. Open 2011: Tiger Woods Withdraws From Major At Congressional

Tiger Woods, who had hoped to overcome his injuries and compete in the 2011 U.S. Open, announced Tuesday afternoon that he will not play at Congressional Country Club. Woods announced his decision via his Twitter account.

Not playing in US Open. Very disappointed. Short-term frustration for long-term gain.

Woods, a three-time winner of the U.S. Open and noted golf enthusiast, has not played since withdrawing from the Players Championship on May 12th. He had struck a hopeful tone in recent weeks, espousing hopes that his MCL injury would be given enough recovery time to allow him to play in the Open.

At this juncture, it's impossible to say exactly when Woods will be able to return to the course. He still hasn't won a PGA Tour event since November of 2009.

Stay with this StoryStream for the latest on Woods' injury and updates on his status. For everything golf, head over the SB Nation's Waggle Room.


Tiger Woods Commits To THE PLAYERS Next Weekend

On Wednesday, Tiger Woods, who is recovering from both knee and Achilles injuries, vowed he'd be ready for the 2011 U.S. Open in June. On Friday, he took a big step in that direction when he committed to THE PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass, next weekend's PGA event (May 12-15). 

Tiger made the announcement himself via Twitter

Looking forward to the competition next week, just committed to the Players.

THE PLAYERS, often referred to as the "fifth major," has the highest prize fund of any PGA Tour stop, with a purse of $9.5 million and a $1.71 million reward to the tournament's winner. Tiger won the event in 2001. 

Woods is suffering from a mild MCL sprain in his left knee, as well as a mild strain to his left Achilles tendon, both of which were the result of an awkward shot at hole No. 17 at the Masters. The injuries forced him to miss this weekend's Wells Fargo Championship.

Since the Masters, Woods has been resting the knee and wearing a protective boot as a precaution.

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