Intothegrain.com’s crack news team has learned that Tiger Woods will return to professional golf at the 2010 Masters Tournament on April 5. Ok, we don’t have a crack news team. And we learned of it on ESPN.com, but still… It’s important! After months of seclusion, problems with his marriage and personal life, and a stint in rehab, Tiger will finally come back to his first love – kicking people’s asses on the golf course. Sorry Elin, you have always been second fiddle to golf in Tiger’s world.
“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,” Woods said in a statement, according to ESPN.com. There is no doubt that Tiger’s new advisor Ari Fleisher had a part in the decision.
“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 a while 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.”
The last time we saw Tiger playing golf was way back on Nov 15, 2009 when he was down under playing (and winning) the Australian Masters, his 82nd win as a pro. I’m sure the people that handle the press at Augusta National will have their hands full for the next few weeks!
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