Tiger Woods will return to play the 2010 Masters

Will Tiger Woods be bringing any baggage when he returns?

It’s official! Tiger Woods will end his self-imposed exile from the sport of golf to return to the game’s grandest stage – The Masters. Here is the full statement issued by Tiger Woods earlier today:

“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.”

What a spectacle this is going to be! Be sure to see our post “Top Ten Things You May Hear if when Tiger Woods Returns to Play at The Masters” for a glimpse into the future!

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