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Committed: To two consecutive tournaments, Tiger Woods. He announced on his website that he will play in next week’s Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, N.C., followed by the Players Championship on May 10-13 at Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Woods is a past champion at both events: in 2007, when the Charlotte stop at Quail Hollow Club was known as the Wachovia Championship, and in 2001 and 2013 at the Players, at TPC Sawgrass. Woods hasn’t won a Tour event since the 2013 WGC Bridgestone, his 79th Tour title, capping a five-victory season that would lead to his 11th Player of the Year Award. Phil Mickelson also announced that he will compete at the Players. Mickelson, the 2007 Players champion, won the WGC Mexico Championship earlier this season for his 43rd career title.

Announced: By the R&A, the Great Britain and Ireland team that will face America’s top female amateurs in the Curtis Cup. The GB&I players: India Clyburn (England), Annabell Fuller (England), Paula Grant (Ireland), Alice Hewson (England), Lily May Humphreys (England), Sophie Lamb (England), Shannon McWilliam (Scotland) and Olivia Mehaffey (Ireland). The 40thCurtis Cup will be played June 8-10 at Quaker Ridge Golf Club in Scarsdale, N.Y. The U.S. team was named earlier this spring. The U.S. leads the biennial series, 28-8-3, but GB&I has won two of the past three matches.

Scheduled: The 2019 Junior Presidents Cup, for Dec. 8-9 at Royal Melbourne (Australia) Golf Club, the PGA Tour announced. The matches, which will pit 12 top American boys against 12 from around the world (excluding Europe), will precede the Presidents Cup later in the week at Royal Melbourne. The U.S. won the inaugural Junior Presidents Cup in 2017.