Tiger Woods confirms place in field at 2018 US Open

Woods officially files entry for the US Open at Shinnecock Hills.

Andy Roberts's picture
Fri, 13 Apr 2018

Tiger Woods has officially filed entry to this year's US Open at Shinnecock Hills starting June 14. 

Woods' appearance in the second major of the season will mark his first start at the US Open since an 80-76-missed cut at Chambers Bay in 2015.

The 14-time major champion has played in the US Open on 19 occassions and won three times in 2000, 2002, and 2008 - the last of his career major titles when defeating Rocco Mediate in an 18-hole playoff at Torrey Pines. 



This is the last year Woods is exempt through sectional qualifying for the event, based on the 10-year exemption he received for winning in 2008.

Woods will receive future exemptions if he finishes in this year's top 10, qualifies for the 2018 Tour Championship or plays his way into the top 60 in the world by next year's event. He could also receive a special exemption from the USGA - which he no doubt would regardless! 

Woods's inaugural U.S. Open performance came at Shinnecock for the 1995 US Open, when he withdrew in the second round due to injury.