Tiger Woods announced Tuesday that he will end his hiatus from golf with a return to the scene of his first major win, playing the Master’s tournament in Augusta, Ga., in April. This will be his first match since a November, 2009, car accident and reported altercation with his wife, Elin, on his property that led to admissions of infidelity with several women and rehab for sex addiction.
Tiger says he’s ready to come back, and the Masters is where he wants to do it.
The Masters is where I won my first major, and I view this tournament with great respect. After a long and necessary time away from the game, I feel like I’m ready to start my season at Augusta.
The major championships have always been a special focus in my career and, as a professional, I think Augusta is where I need to be, even though it’s been awhile since I last played.
I have undergone almost two months of inpatient therapy, and I am continuing my treatment. Although I’m returning to competition, I still have a lot of work to do in my personal life.
With Tiger at Augusta National the security detail at The Masters could really earn their pay. The course has strict policies on spectator behavior, which will hopefully deter anyone hoping to get her jollies by yelling a piece of her mind at Woods. ThePowered by Sidelines