Tiger Woods says he always planned to play in three straight tournaments, starting with this week's Buick Open.

Woods insisted Wednesday that missing the cut at the British Open and knowing he might not be able to make his regular appearance at Warwick Hills were not factors.

He expects to be in the field next week at the Bridgestone Invitational before taking his last shot to win a major this year at the PGA Championship in Minnesota.

General Motors Co. will end its half-century run as sponsor of the Buick Open, a person briefed on the decision told The Associated Press this week. The person spoke only on the condition of anonymity because the announcement will not be made until the tournament ends.


AP Auto Writer Tom Krisher in Detroit contributed to this report.