(ReclaimingAmerica.net) – He’s back!
Tiger Woods, the renowned 15-time major champion, made a surprising announcement that he will be returning to the PGA Tour action next week at the Genesis Invitational, held at the Riviera Country Club. Woods, who is also the host of the Genesis tournament and runs it for the benefit of his foundation, took to Twitter to share the news and express his excitement.
“I’m ready to play an ACTUAL PGA Tour event next week,” Woods tweeted, tagging the Genesis Invitational.
This will be Woods’ first appearance at a PGA Tour event since the British Open in St. Andrews, Scotland, last year, where he missed the cut after finishing 9-over par in the first two rounds.
He was also scheduled to play in the Hero World Challenge in December but had to withdraw due to lingering plantar fasciitis. However, it seems that the condition has now been treated, and the golf legend is ready to play once again.
Woods has not completed a round in a non-major tournament on the Tour since the 2020 Zozo Championship in October of that year, which means that he will have gone 850 days between tournaments on the Tour by the time he gets to Riviera Country Club next week.
Since suffering severe injuries to his leg and ankle in a car accident in 2021, Woods has played very sparingly and has stated that he will continue to play a limited schedule.
Last year, he played in just three tournaments and finished 47th at the Masters while withdrawing from the PGA Championship following the third round.
It is yet to be seen where Woods will play beyond the Genesis Invitational. With the Masters just two months away, it is possible that he could tee it up at the Players Championship a month from now, which would give him three weeks off before heading to Augusta National.