Tiger Woods will return to competitive golf next week at the Quicken Loans National tournament.
“After a lot of therapy I have recovered well and will be supporting my foundation next week at the Quicken Loans National,” Woods said on his Facebook page of the tournament that benefits his foundation. “I’ve just started to hit full shots but it’s time to take the next step. I will be a bit rusty but I want to play myself back into competitive shape. Excited for the challenge ahead.”
As Golf Channel noted, “Woods hasn’t played since undergoing microdiscectomy surgery for a pinched nerve in his back on March 31,” but the announcement should “ensure that Woods will compete in each of the last two” majors (British Open at Royal Liverpool and the PGA at Valhalla). Woods has won majors at those courses before. Woods has also reportedly committed to playing at the Greenbier Classic the week after the Quicken Loans National