Coming Soon...


Something went wrong!
Please try again later.

EXPAND Cross icon



Tiger Woods to Play in 2024 U.S. Open at Pinehurst: A Journey of Resilience and Honor

Posted by Admin 10 Jun 2024


The golf world is excited as Tiger Woods, one of the most sought figures in the sport, has announced his participation in the 2024 U.S. Open at Pinehurst. This announcement comes with a big amazement, as Woods will be playing thanks to a special exemption from the United States Golf Association (USGA). Since 1995 this marks the first time that Woods needed such an exemption to compete in the prestigious tournament. 


The Special Exemption: A Rare Honor


Understanding Special Exemptions in Golf


A special exemption in golf is a discretionary entry granted to players who might not meet the usual qualifying criteria but whose presence is deemed significant for the tournament. Tiger Woods was subjected to this exemption because his five-year automatic entry, earned by winning the 2019 Masters, had expired. This exemption is a notable gesture, recognizing Woods' immense contributions to the sport and his continuing influence.



Historical Context of Golf Exemptions


Historically, special exemptions have been awarded to other golf legends. Jack Nicklaus, a four-time U.S. Open champion, received eight such exemptions, and Arnold Palmer, another golf icon, was granted five. For Tiger Woods, this is the first time he has accepted a special exemption, underscoring the honor and respect the USGA holds for him.



Battling Injuries: The Road to Recovery


Tiger Woods' Injury History



Tiger Woods' career has been a demonstration of resilience and determination. Over the past few years, he has undergone numerous physical challenges, including multiple surgeries on his back and knees, and a severe car accident in 2021 that further complicated his health. These  kept him away from competitive golf for extended periods, making his return to the U.S. Open even more remarkable.



Overcoming Setbacks and Challenges



After the car accident, many doubted if he would ever play professional golf again. However, his participation in the Masters earlier this year, where he set a record by making the cut for 24 consecutive years, proved his enduring skill and dedication. Although he finished lower than expected, his commitment to improving his fitness and game remains unwavering.



Honoring a Legend: The Bobby Jones Award


What is the Bobby Jones Award?




Adding to the significance of his return, Woods will be honored with the Bobby Jones Award at the U.S. Open. This prestigious award is the highest accolade given by the USGA to individuals who exemplify distinguished sportsmanship in golf. Receiving this award is a testament to Woods' impact on the sport, both as a player and as a role model.



The Impact of the Bobby Jones Award



The Bobby Jones Award ceremony ensures that Woods' presence at Pinehurst will be celebrated in multiple ways. Fans and fellow players alike are eager to see him compete, knowing that his participation brings an unmatched level of excitement and prestige to the event.



Looking Ahead



Anticipation for the U.S. Open at Pinehurst



As Woods gears up for these major tournaments, the anticipation among fans and the golfing community is palpable. His journey from overcoming injuries to receiving special honors highlights not only his exceptional talent but also his indomitable spirit.


Conclusion: A Momentous Return



Tiger Woods' return to the U.S. Open at Pinehurst, bolstered by a special exemption and the honor of the Bobby Jones Award, is a momentous occasion in the world of golf. His story of resilience and his ability to captivate audiences continue to make him a central figure in the sport. As we look forward to his performance at Pinehurst and beyond, one thing is clear: Tiger Woods' presence on the course is nothing short of special, and his journey remains an inspiration to all.


Read more:




  AFTSC, Gurgaon : Installed Tee-Time Inventory Management system for their members




 From Tees to Table: The Unexpected Connection Between Golf & Wine




  PGA Championship Showdown: Xander Tops, Bryson and Victor Follow Closely




   When to get your GOLF SET FITTED?




   Alumni Tee-Off: THE ALMA MATER CUP 2024

  • image

    Sasikumar 5 days

    golf set

  • Are you sure you want to delete this comment?

    Yes No

Breaking News

  • USGA | June 16, 2024

    U.S. Open Round 3: Bryson [USA] at top, Rory [UK] follows.

    The leaderboard witnessed significant shifts, with DeChambeau taking a solo lead at US Open 2024 Read More

  • USGA | June 15, 2024

    S. Theegala, the Indo-American golfer, stages a comeback in Round 2 at 2024 US Open.

    Ludvig Aberg stands out at the top with a remarkable second-round 69, positioning him as a strong contender. Not far behind, stars like Rory McIlroy, Bryson DeChambeau, and Patrick Cantlay are keeping Read More

  • USGA | June 14, 2024

    US Open Golf 2024 Round 1: Who Stood Out?

    The initial round of the US Open Golf 2024 at Pinehurst No. 2 unfolded, it offered a vivid illustration of the tournament's allure and the sheer test of skill it represents. Renowned for its challengin Read More

  • USGA | June 11, 2024

    The 166 Crore INR Challenge: Who Will Bag the Money at 2024 US Open?

    The 2024 US Open roars to life this week, offering a staggering INR 166 crore purse and a chance to etch one's name in golfing history. Read More

  • USGA | June 10, 2024

    Tiger Woods to Play in 2024 U.S. Open at Pinehurst: A Journey of Resilience and Honor

    Tiger Woods to play in the 2024 U.S. Open at Pinehurst with a special exemption from the USGA, marking a significant return after overcoming injuries. Discover his journey of resilience and honor in th Read More

  • Popular News

  • 4moles Editorial | June 14, 2024

    The Reasons Behind Golf’s Immense Success in the Betting World

    Extremely popular, enjoyed by millions around the world. Golf is also one of the most popular betting sports, with online sportsbooks Read More

  • PGA | May 14, 2024

    Rory Mcllroy's victory at PGA tour ahead of PGA Championship 2024, will make it more thrilling

    Rory McIlroy's winning the Wells Fargo Championship stated his exceptional form by finishing 19 under par but also marked his 26th victory on the PGA Tour Read More

  • Asian Tour | May 06, 2024

    Kim Claims Maekyung Open Victory; Chawrasia Tied for 28th Place

    The GS Caltex Maekyung Open saw Korean golfer Hongtaek Kim triumph over Thailand’s Chonlatit Chuenboonngam in a dramatic playoff. Read More

  • LIV Golf | April 29, 2024

    Rippers Win LIV Golf Adelaide; Lahiri Tied-14th in Individual Standings

    In Lahiri's final round, he shot a commendable 67, tallying six birdies and one bogey, concluding at 13-under for the tournament and securing a T-14 position. Read More

  • Hours


    Sponsored Links