Tiger Woods will return to golf at next month’s Masters.
In a statement Tuesday, Woods said he will play at Augusta National after going on a four-month hiatus in the middle of a far-reaching sex scandal. This will be the first time Woods will compete in a golf tournament since a fender bender over Thanksgiving weekend set off a chain of events that led to the outing of more than a dozen mistresses.
“The Masters is where I won my first major and I view this tournament with great respect,” Woods said in a statement.“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 a while since I last played.”
The Masters begins April 8.