PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Tiger Woods has announced he will play in this year’s Masters, which begins on Thursday.
“I’m playing in the Masters,” Woods announced Friday on his website. “It’s obviously very important to me, and I want to be there. I’ve worked a lot on my game and I’m looking forward to competing. I’m excited to get to Augusta and I appreciate everyone’s support.”READ MORE: Philadelphia Police Investigating Hit-And-Run That Killed Woman In Germantown: 'I Feel So Bad For The Family'
It will be two months before Woods has played on the PGA Tour, before playing in the Masters. Woods, a four-time Masters champion has not played since he withdrew due to back stiffness during round one of the Farmers Insurance Open on February 5th.READ MORE: Locals Flock To Lower Merion For Penn Wynne Civic Association’s 79th Annual Independence Day Celebration
Woods’ last victory at Augusta National was in 2005. He finished fourth in 2013 and 2011. Woods has fallen to the No. 104 player in the world, the first time he has been out of the top-100 since 1996.MORE NEWS: Crowds Gather In Haddonfield Township For First Major Rollout Of Fourth Of July Fireworks Since Pandemic
He has not won since the 2013 World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.