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Tiger Woods has made accommodation plans for the Memorial tournament in Ohio, sources have told Reuters, suggesting the Jack Nicklaus-hosted event could mark the former world No. 1’s PGA Tour return from back surgery.

Although Woods has made no commitment to the Memorial, and his plans remain fluid as he rehabilitates his body, it makes sense that he would want to compete in at least one tournament before the year’s second major, the U.S. Open.

The Memorial tournament, to be played from June 2-5 on the Muirfield Village course in Dublin, a suburb of state capital Columbus, is held two weeks before the U.S. Open.

Woods entered the U.S. Open before the April 27 deadline, though his registration does not obligate him to play.

The deadline for regular PGA Tour events such as the Memorial is the Friday before the first round.

Woods is believed to have also made proactive accommodation plans for the May 12-15 Players Championship in Florida, though that might be a little too soon for his return.

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