PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- Tiger Woods has made it official by sending in his entry form to play in the PGA Championship.
The PGA of America said Friday that Woods was among the first four players to enter. The others were Masters champion Phil Mickelson, U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell and two-time PGA champion Vijay Singh.
The PGA Championship will be played Aug. 12-15 at Whistling Straits, where Singh won in a three-man playoff in 2004.
Woods was the runner-up at the PGA Championship last year, losing a two-shot lead in the final round to Y.E. Yang, who became the first Asian male to win a major. It was the first time Woods had blown a lead going into the final round of a major.
Woods was in the middle of a swing change at Whistling Straits in 2004 and tied for 24th.