Tiger Woods will be joined by defending champion Graeme McDowell, Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood, Ernie Els and PGA Championship winner Jason Dufner at the annual 18-player tournament that benefits his foundation.
Tiger Woods will begin pursuit of his fourth Open Championship on Thursday afternoon at 2:45 p.m. local time (9:45 a.m. ET) along with former U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell and former Open champ Louis Oosthuizen.
The prospect of a firm, fast course for the 113th U.S. Open diminished with every raindrop on Monday at Merion Golf Club, where the 11th hole remained off limits and practice rounds were twice suspended due to heavy rain.
Tiger Woods got off to a solid start in defense of his Arnold Palmer Invitational title Thursday morning, shooting a 3-under-par 69 at the Bay Hill Club to put himself among the leaders during the first round.
Golf's governing bodies on Wednesday proposed changes to the rules of golf that would ban anchoring a club in making a stroke -- although they will accept comment on the subject before officially enacting the decision early next year.