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Tiger Woods Confirms He'll Return for the Masters

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Tiger Woods says he is returning to golf at the Masters.


As first reported by FOXSports.com last week, Tiger Woods has confirmed he will return to competitive golf at the Masters.

"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 released Tuesday morning.

"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."

Woods, who has won the Masters four times, the last time in 2005, hasn't played since November 15 in Australia. He became entangled in a sex scandal after crashing his SUV into a fire hydrant outside his Orlando home on the night of Thanksgiving. More than a dozen women came forward to allege affairs with the world's No. 1 golfer.

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He attended an inpatient clinic in Mississippi to rehabilitate for an addiction to sex and spent another week in rehab in Arizona.

"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," he said.

"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."

Woods had been rumored to be making his comeback at either the made-for-TV Tavistock Cup, which will be played next Monday and Tuesday, or the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill, also in Orlando.

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

"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."
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Sorry to all you golf fans out there, but the instrument to measure how much I don't care about this guy has yet to be invented.
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Sorry to all you golf fans out there, but the instrument to measure how much I don't care about this guy has yet to be invented.


It would have to have a level of precision at the yoctometer level (.000000000000000000001 meters).
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I don't care about golf one bit. But news is news. Some people do care about Mr. Woods and golf.

I think sometimes posters forget the number of readers we do have that don't post.

I try to reach them in most of my news stories I post. To the readers
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I hope he has someone to drive him to the golf course...There sure are a lot of trees...

I can hear it now after his first strike..."That's the first time he drove straight in 6 months!"...
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I hope he has someone to drive him to the golf course...There sure are a lot of trees...

I can hear it now after his first strike..."That's the first time he drove straight in 6 months!"...
Oh it hurts... ...but worth the pain.
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Surprise! Tiger Woods turns up early at Augusta National

AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) Tiger Woods sprang a surprise at Augusta National on Sunday when he turned up without notice to play the back nine at the U.S. Masters venue with his good friend and long-time mentor Mark O'Meara.

Woods spent 10 minutes practicing at Augusta's revamped practice facility, speaking briefly to British world number six Paul Casey and 2003 U.S. Open champion Jim Furyk.

The scandal-hit American world number one, who has been in virtual hiding since his stunning fall from grace at the end of last year, then embraced O'Meara on the 10th tee before the pair set off.

Wearing sunglasses, a purple-and-white striped shirt and khaki trousers, Woods was smiling and appeared to be in a very relaxed mood.

Also accompanied by his caddie Steve Williams, swing coach Hank Haney and around 15 security personnel, Woods shared a joke with a sheriff's deputy once the practice round was over.

"He played great," double major winner O'Meara told reporters. "He's doing what he needs to do. He's going to be fine. I think he's just ready to get out there and start playing. He's one of the toughest guys mentally I've ever met.

In line with tradition on the Sunday before Masters week, neither the golfing media nor fans were permitted on the par-72 layout and Woods left the course without speaking to any reporters after completing nine holes.

As Williams trudged off the course after a glorious sun-splashed afternoon, he carried Woods's black golf bag which was notably bereft of any sponsor's names, bearing only the letters 'TW' in white with Tiger Woods written below.

ENDORSEMENT DEALS

Woods, widely viewed as the world's wealthiest athlete, was estimated to earn about $100 million a year in endorsement deals before the scandal led AT&T and Accenture to drop him as a spokesman. Other sponsors, however, stood by him.

The 34-year-old, a 14-times major champion, has not played competitive golf since his private life spectacularly unraveled at the end of last year.

Woods took an indefinite break from the game to try to repair his marriage amid revelations about his extra-marital affairs before announcing last month he would return at the Masters, which begin on Thursday.

A four-times champion at Augusta National, Woods is scheduled to face the media at 1400 local (1900 GMT) on Monday, in all likelihood after he has played the front nine in practice with 1992 Masters winner Fred Couples.

It will be his first appearance at a news conference since the scandal erupted after he crashed his car outside his Florida home in the middle of the night last November.

Although Woods was the most marketable player in the game and drives up television ratings by around 50 percent when he competes, his image needs to be slowly rebuilt if he is to win back many of the fans he has lost over the last five months.

Unquestionably the greatest golfer of his generation and arguably the best of all time, Woods can expect to receive his fair share of biting retorts from the galleries, just as he has been lampooned by television chat-show hosts in recent months.

Although the fans at Augusta are known for their respect and are tightly controlled by officials, Woods said last month he was apprehensive about the reception he would get.

"I don't know. I'm a little nervous about that to be honest with you," he told ESPN.

"It would be nice to hear a couple of claps here and there. But I also hope they clap for birdies, too."


Probably scoping out the local talent! (So should I post this under sports or entertainment? I am so confused!)
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Sorry to all you golf fans out there, but the instrument to measure how much I don't care about this guy has yet to be invented.
Hummm personal opinion..

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Surprise! Tiger Woods turns up early at Augusta National

AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) Tiger Woods sprang a surprise at Augusta National on Sunday when he turned up without notice to play the back nine at the U.S. Masters venue with his good friend and long-time mentor Mark O'Meara.

Woods spent 10 minutes practicing at Augusta's revamped practice facility, speaking briefly to British world number six Paul Casey and 2003 U.S. Open champion Jim Furyk.

The scandal-hit American world number one, who has been in virtual hiding since his stunning fall from grace at the end of last year, then embraced O'Meara on the 10th tee before the pair set off.

Wearing sunglasses, a purple-and-white striped shirt and khaki trousers, Woods was smiling and appeared to be in a very relaxed mood.

Also accompanied by his caddie Steve Williams, swing coach Hank Haney and around 15 security personnel, Woods shared a joke with a sheriff's deputy once the practice round was over.

"He played great," double major winner O'Meara told reporters. "He's doing what he needs to do. He's going to be fine. I think he's just ready to get out there and start playing. He's one of the toughest guys mentally I've ever met.

In line with tradition on the Sunday before Masters week, neither the golfing media nor fans were permitted on the par-72 layout and Woods left the course without speaking to any reporters after completing nine holes.

As Williams trudged off the course after a glorious sun-splashed afternoon, he carried Woods's black golf bag which was notably bereft of any sponsor's names, bearing only the letters 'TW' in white with Tiger Woods written below.

ENDORSEMENT DEALS

Woods, widely viewed as the world's wealthiest athlete, was estimated to earn about $100 million a year in endorsement deals before the scandal led AT&T and Accenture to drop him as a spokesman. Other sponsors, however, stood by him.

The 34-year-old, a 14-times major champion, has not played competitive golf since his private life spectacularly unraveled at the end of last year.

Woods took an indefinite break from the game to try to repair his marriage amid revelations about his extra-marital affairs before announcing last month he would return at the Masters, which begin on Thursday.

A four-times champion at Augusta National, Woods is scheduled to face the media at 1400 local (1900 GMT) on Monday, in all likelihood after he has played the front nine in practice with 1992 Masters winner Fred Couples.

It will be his first appearance at a news conference since the scandal erupted after he crashed his car outside his Florida home in the middle of the night last November.

Although Woods was the most marketable player in the game and drives up television ratings by around 50 percent when he competes, his image needs to be slowly rebuilt if he is to win back many of the fans he has lost over the last five months.

Unquestionably the greatest golfer of his generation and arguably the best of all time, Woods can expect to receive his fair share of biting retorts from the galleries, just as he has been lampooned by television chat-show hosts in recent months.

Although the fans at Augusta are known for their respect and are tightly controlled by officials, Woods said last month he was apprehensive about the reception he would get.

"I don't know. I'm a little nervous about that to be honest with you," he told ESPN.

"It would be nice to hear a couple of claps here and there. But I also hope they clap for birdies, too."


Probably scoping out the local talent! (So should I post this under sports or entertainment? I am so confused!)
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