Tue., March 16, 2010 12:47pm (EDT)

Tiger Woods Will Return to Masters
By Mary Ellen Cheatham
Updated: 4 years ago

AUGUSTA, Ga.  —  
Tiger Woods will return to the Masters Tournament next month.  (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia)
Tiger Woods will return to the Masters Tournament next month. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia)
Tiger Woods has confirmed that he will make his major golf tournament debut at the Masters Tournament in Augusta in April after taking a break from golf in the midst of a sex scandal.

Below is Tiger's statement from today:

Tiger Woods announced Tuesday that he will begin his 2010 season at the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in April.

"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.

"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. I called both Joe Lewis and Arnold Palmer and expressed my regrets for not attending the Tavistock Cup and the Arnold Palmer Invitational. 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."