Tiger Woods hoping to return to competition golf next month

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Depending on his recovery, we may see Tiger Woods play three tournaments over the next three months.

Tiger Woods has announced on his website that he plans to return to golf in October starting with the PGA Tour’s Safeway Open. But it all depends on his recovery from a debilitating back injury.

Woods’ return to competition golf looks ambitious as he as also stated that he plans to play in the Turkish Airlines Open in Turkey in November followed by his own tournament, the Tiger Woods Foundation-run Hero World Challenge in early December.

The full statement from the Tiger Woods website:

“My rehabilitation is to the point where I’m comfortable making plans, but I still have work to do,” Tiger said. “Whether I can play depends on my continued progress and recovery. My hope is to have my game ready to go.

“I’m looking forward to going to California for my foundation event and Safeway. I’m also excited to return to Turkey and Albany. It could be a fun fall.

“It was difficult missing tournaments that are important to me, but this time I was smart about my recovery and didn’t rush it. It was great spending time with my children Sam and Charlie, and also working on a lot of projects including golf-course design, the upcoming 20th anniversary of my foundation and my book about the 1997 Masters. But I missed competing. I want to thank all the fans for their kindness and concern. I’ve been a pro about 20 years, and their support has never waned.”

Tiger Woods’ last appearance in a golf tournament was in the Wyndham Championship in August 2015 where he finished in a tie for 10th place. Woods is currently ranked 711th in the world.