Five months after his infamous “car crash” outside his home and the stories that broke after that (you all know the ehmm details), Tiger Woods is again ready to swing the club. Tiger Woods will tee of at Augusta National in Florida on April 8.
Many people have speculated when he will return, some though it would be next week at the Tavistock Cup or Arnold Palmer Invitational, but in a statement Woods has confirmed his comeback will be at The Masters.
“When I finally got into a position to think about competitive golf again, it became apparent to me that The Masters would be the earliest I could play,” said Woods in a statement. “I called both Joe Lewis and Arnold Palmer and expressed my regrets for not attending the Tavistock Cup (next Monday and Tuesday) and the Arnold Palmer Invitational (from March 25-28).
“I again want to thank them both for their support and their understanding. Those are fantastic tournaments and I look forward to competing in them again.
“I would also like to thank the Augusta National members and staff for their support. I have deep appreciation for everything that they do to create a wonderful event for the benefit of the game.”
Of course the good people at Augusta weren’t late to release a statement as well. (This will probably break all visitor records). The Augusta chaiman says: “We support Tiger’s decision to return to competitive golf beginning at this year’s Masters tournament.”
“Additionally, we support and encourage his stated commitment to continue the significant work required to rebuild his personal and professional life.”
Best of luck Tiger and to the guys playing against him at The Masters. He won’t win the tournament, but he’ll make an impact.
Source: The Telegraph