Woods won the Players Championship – often labeled the ‘fifth major’ – in 2001.
“This is our event and it always attracts one of the best fields of the year,” Woods told his website. “It’s a tournament everybody wants to win.”
The executive director of the championship, Jay Monahan, said: “We are thrilled to add Tiger Woods to the field.
“We really appreciate the fact that he gave us advance notice so we can generate additional excitement here in the community.”
“I’m really looking forward to defending my title at the AT&T National,” Woods said. “Philly is a great sports town, and I’m excited to play at Aronimink Golf Club.”
However for the first time in four years, Woods will not host the event after he was stripped of the role by AT&T in the wake of his private life scandals.