Woods signs up for U.S. Open, says USGA

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FAR HILLS, N.J. – Tiger Woods has taken the first step toward playing the U.S. Open by sending in his entry form.

The USGA said it received Woods’ entry on Monday, one day after he tied for fourth in the Masters. It was his first competition in five months since he was caught cheating on his wife.

Even players such as Woods who are exempt from qualifying for the U.S. Open must apply to play. The deadline to enter is April 28.

The U.S. Open will be held June 17-20 at Pebble Beach, where 10 years ago Woods won by 15 shots and tied the tournament scoring record.

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