Rory McIlroy has committed to play in the Frys.com Open, Oct. 6-12 at Silverado Resort in Napa, according to tournament director Jeff Sanchez, and he may be joined by Tiger Woods (depending on his health) and 2012 U.S. Open winner Webb Simpson.

Also slated for the tournament are Stanford golf standouts Patrick Rodgers and Cameron Wilson, who have accepted sponsor exemptions to play. Wilson won the NCAA individual title at Prairie Dunes Golf Club in Hutchinson, Kansas. In three seasons at Stanford, Rodgers won 11 tournaments, tying the school record set by Woods from 1994-1996. He recently received both the Ben Hogan and Jack Nicklaus awards that go to the collegiate player of the year.

The two could be joining celebrated company at the Frys.com Open. According to Sanchez, McIlroy, Woods and Simpson all are obligated to play in the Frys at least once between 2013 and 2015. None of those players participated in last year's Frys.

  • The PGA Tour is honoring two of its most important players -- Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus -- by making their tournaments a little more meaningful in what has become a crowded golf schedule. In a resolution approved at the last policy board meeting, winners of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill and the Memorial will receive a three-year exemption, instead of the two-year exemption from other PGA Tour events.

  • Thomas Bjorn of Denmark and Richard Sterne of South Africa have withdrawn from next week's U.S. Open because of injuries.

    Bjorn is No. 23 in the world. He was replaced in the field by Andrew Dorn, an amateur from the Springfield, Ohio, sectional.

    Sterne said he is recovering from an undisclosed injury. He was exempt through the world ranking. Sterne was replaced by Scott Langley, the first alternate from Memphis, Tennessee, sectional qualifying.

  • Jay Haas will be going to the Presidents Cup for the fourth straight time, and this time he'll be giving the speeches.

    The PGA Tour selected Haas to be the U.S. captain for the 2015 matches in South Korea in what amounts to a role reversal. After three years as an assistant to Fred Couples -- all three U.S. victories -- Haas will be in charge and Couples will be his assistant. Nick Price was selected to return as captain for the International team.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.