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2011 PGA Championship: Tiger Woods Expects To Return For Atlanta Major

By now you're aware Tiger Woods is not playing in the 2011 U.S. Open despite previously planning to power through a knee injury that has been bothering him since at least the Wells Fargo Championship. This has slashed interest in the Congressional tournament, but Woods hopes to heal up in time for the June 30 AT&T National, July 14 British Open and August 11 PGA Championship, the latter of which is highly relevant to local interests, as it's being held in Georgia for only the third time in its history.

The Atlanta Athletic Club's hosting of the 2011 Championship will mark just the fourth time the Johns Creek course has welcomed a major, having also once witnessed the U.S. Open.

Woods hasn't finished an event since the March 14 Tavistock Cup following the Masters, having withdrawn from the May 12 Players Championship. He has four PGA Championship wins in his career, twice winning the tournament back-to-back. In 2001, he finished tied for 29th at the AAC's hosting of the tourney.

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