Tiger Woods plays US Open venue Shinnecock Hills

Tiger Woods tees up at The Memorial this week, but first takes detour to US Open venue. 

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Tue, 29 May 2018

Tiger Woods in action  at the 2004 US Open at Shinnecock Hills (Getty Images)

Tiger Woods made a quick detour to US Open venue Shinnecock Hills before heading to this week's Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village.

Woods, a two-time US Open champion, finished tied 17th in his last start at Shinnecock Hills in 2004, finishing 14 strokes adrift of winner Retief Goosen.

He also competed there in his first US Open as an amateur but was forced to withdraw after just five holes due to injuring his left wrist. 



Woods has performed admirably in his return to golf in 2018 with four top-12 finishes from eight starts, highlighted by a tie for second at the Valspar Championship in March. 

The former world number one won his last major championship at the 2008 US Open at Torrey Pines. He failed to make the cut in his last US Open start in 2015. 

Woods is playing in this week's Memorial Tournament presented by Jack Nicklaus, a tournament he has won a record five times. 

He will then compete in the US Open at Shinnecock Hills from June 14 to 17. 

Woods has also committed to the National at TPC Potomac from July 19 to 22.