Is Tiger Woods Playing at the Palmetto Championship at Congaree?

Published 06/08/2021, 7:30 PM EDT
SHANGHAI, CHINA – NOVEMBER 08: Tiger Woods of the USA looks dejected on the second green during the final round of the WGC – HSBC Champions at Sheshan International Golf Club on November 8, 2009 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)


The Palmetto Championship at Congaree is the new talk of the town. The debut tournament on the PGA Tour is next on the calendar, and everyone is excited about the event. This will be the third event played at South Carolina this season and all eyes are on hometown favorite Dustin Johnson. But is Tiger Woods playing at the one-off tournament this year? 

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Is Tiger Woods competing at the Palmetto Championship? 

Everyone is eagerly for the Palmetto Championship to get rolling. The field is set for 2021 and there are 156 golfers participating this year. Tiger Woods, however, will not be a part of the tournament this year.

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Woods, 45, is still recovering from the injuries he sustained from the single-car crash in February. While there is no fixed timetable for his return, the legendary golfer’s current aim is to be able to walk on his own again. 

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 11: Tiger Woods of the United States looks on from the 15th green during the first round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 11, 2019 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

“This has been an entirely different animal. I understand more of the rehab processes because of my past injuries, but this was more painful than anything I have ever experienced,” Woods said about his injuries.

Tiger Woods has had multiple surgeries over the years, but he’s always bounced back from every one of them. It just tells you a lot about his grit and his passion for the game. While Woods won’t be teeing it off at the Palmetto Championship, one can expect him to make a comeback soon! 

Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka lead the field at Palmetto Championship

The Palmetto Championship is replacing the RBC Canadian Open on the calendar. The event will be played at the Congaree Golf Club and will see a 156-man take the field on Thursday

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Among them will be World No.1 Dustin Johnson and four-time major winner Brooks Koepka. Johnson is the early favorite to reign supreme at the tournament since he’s a South Carolina native. 

Mar 24, 2021; Austin, Texas, USA; Dustin Johnson lines up a putt on the sixth green during the first day of the WGC Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament at Austin Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

This would be the perfect place to get a victory for Dustin Johnson. He’s not been in good form of late and desperately needs a win to get back on track. Are you favoring the reigning FedExCup champion to win it at Congaree? 

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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