Former world number one Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson have both confirmed that they will be a part of the lineup of the Memorial Tournament at the end of this month, which will be their only other professional assignment in May.
The tournament will see Woods making an effort to better his last result at the US PGA Players Championship where he finished well behind the field in a tournament where he excelled previously, in preparation for the US Open that takes place in June in San Francisco.
As for Johnson, this will be the first tournament that he will be taking part in more than two months during which he sat in his home in an attempt to recover from the surgery in his knee which he had during the off season to repair a damaged cartilage that had been giving some trouble over the last season.
In a statement released by Dustin Johnson to the press, he said that he cannot wait to get back on to the greens. The statement also read that he had come into this calendar year with plenty of personal goals, one of which was to make it to the Ryder Cup team for the United States team but having missed so much of action, he is much behind in the leader board and hence, will have a lot of catching up to do.
At present, Johnson is sitting in the 21st position in the rankings for the US Ryder Cup team, but in spite of the fact, he is in a strong position to be one of Davis Love III, the captain’s three wildcard picks in the event he fails to qualify for the event, if Dustin Johnson manages to show some good bit of form on the course between now and September.