Justin, Tiger will play in Memorial Tournament

DUBLIN, Ohio (WTVN) -- Justin Thomas and Tiger Woods have officially committed to play in this year's Memorial Tournament.

Thomas is the newly minted World No. 1 and current FedExCup points leader.

Woods, who held the No. 1 ranking for a record 682 weeks, returns to the Memorial for the first time since 2015.

“I am pleased that the Memorial Tournament once again is drawing a wonderful field,” said Tournament Founder and Host Jack Nicklaus. “To have the additional commitments of Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas gives the golf fans of Central Ohio that much more to look forward to Tournament week. I have been so impressed with Tiger during his comeback, and as I said after last weekend, I think he is on the verge of winning for the first time in several years. He’s been very close, and having won five times at Muirfield Village, I wouldn’t be surprised if he contended to win his sixth. Justin Thomas, meanwhile, just ascended to No. 1 in the world, and he has been playing great golf for a while now. It is an honor well deserved, and I expect he will be among the contenders come Sunday.”

The Memorial Tournament will be held May 28-June 3 at the Muirfield Village Golf Club.

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