Palm Harbor, Fla. (AP)— For Tiger Woods, this figures to be a Masters like no
Woods said Tuesday he will end more than four months of seclusion and
at Augusta National in three weeks, shielded by the most secure
golf as he competes for the first time since a sex scandal shattered his
“The Masters is where I won my first major and I view this tournament
great respect,” Woods said in a statement. “After a long and necessary
away from the game, I feel like I’m ready to start my season at
The Masters begins April 8.
No other major championship attracts such a large television
that’s under normal circumstances.
Already the most popular figure in golf with his 82 worldwide
14 in majors—four of them at the Masters—Woods returns as a disgraced
who will be under the greatest scrutiny of his career.