Tiger Woods says he will return to golf at The Masters

After a few months off, Tiger Woods will return to golf at The Masters next week.

Tiger Woods hasn’t played tournament golf since he withdrew after 11-holes at Torrey Pines in February, but he’s going to return to a happy hunting ground after confirming that he will play the Masters next week.

Speculation has run rife as to whether Tiger Woods will return for the first major of the year, but things went through the roof after his plane was spotted at Augusta Airport and it was confirmed he had played a practice round at Augusta National last week.

The four-time Masters champion has confirmed he will play next week with a short, official statement through the Tiger Woods website:

“I’m playing in the Masters,” Tiger said Friday afternoon. “It’s obviously very important to me, and I want to be there.

“I’ve worked a lot on my game and I’m looking forward to competing. I’m excited to get to Augusta and I appreciate everyone’s support.”

Woods’ last appearance was a brief 11-hole round at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in February. A back injury (combined with a touch of the chipping yips) forced Woods from the course and statement soon after left everyone unsure about when the 14-time major champion would return.

“My play, and scores, are not acceptable for tournament golf,” Woods said. “Like I’ve said, I enter a tournament to compete at the highest level, and when I think I’m ready, I’ll be back.”

But it’s official now. Woods will be back playing Augusta National at the 2015 Masters next week. His record in his last six official PGA Tour starts have been; MC, 69th, WD, MC, MC, WD.

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