St. Andrews on Woods' docket

May 18, 2010

Tiger Woods has said he doesn't know when he'll return from his neck injury, but he filed his entry form for the British Open on Monday.

The Open will be played at St. Andrews, one of Woods' favorite courses. He won his first British Open there in 2000 by eight strokes, and his 19-under 269 is the best score ever at St. Andrews.

Woods has committed to two other events this summer, the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach June 17-20 and the AT&T National July 1-4, where his foundation is the benefiting charity.

An MRI showed Woods has an inflamed facet joint in his neck. According to Woods' Web site, a full recovery is expected but a return date is contingent on how quickly the condition heals.

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•The world golf ranking does not have Vijay Singh among the top 50 for the first time in nearly 18 years. Singh slipped to No. 51 after he failed to qualify for the final 36 holes at the Texas Open. Singh has one week to get back into the top 50 or he will have to qualify for the U.S. Open.

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