Woods has formally entered the PGA Championship, to be played Aug. 11-14 at Atlanta Athletic Club. He has been out of golf for nearly three months so that injuries to his left leg can properly heal. He will make his return next week in the World Golf Championships event at Firestone.
PGA spokesman Julius Mason said Friday that Woods' agent, Mark Steinberg , told him that as long as everything goes well at Firestone and there are no complications to his left leg, that Woods intends to play the PGA.
Woods tied for fourth in the Masters Tournament in April, then was forced to miss the U.S. Open and British Open because of his injuries.
During the layoff, Woods has fallen to No. 21 in the world rankings -- his lowest standing since January 1997.
INJURY SIDELINES WEIR: A slight tear in the tendon in Mike Weir 's right elbow has forced him out of at least one more PGA Tour event.
Doctors have advised Weir to take a couple weeks off, forcing him to pull out of next week's Reno-Tahoe Open.
Weir has battled injuries for the better part of a year and was forced to withdraw from last week's Canadian Open after suffering the latest setback.
The 41-year-old Canadian will rehab the injury with ice and therapy. It's not nearly as serious as when he tore a ligament last summer, but Weir doesn't want to rush back and risk further injury.
Weir is hoping to return for the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C., on Aug. 18.
The 2003 Masters Tournament champion has made only two cuts and earned $23,312 while watching his world ranking fall to 501st.
LATE ENTRIES: Justin Leonard is the latest winner of a major tournament on the PGA Tour to commit to playing in next week's Reno-Tahoe Open.
Leonard won the British Open in 1997. Other major winners set for the field when play begins next Thursday are John Daly, David Duval, Lee Janzen, Rich Beem and Shaun Micheel .
Boo Weekley , Paul Goydos , Robert Garrigus and Pat Perez are among other the new entries tournament officials have announced.