Tiger Woods to Return to Golf Next Week at Congressional EventMichael Buteau
Tiger Woods will make his return to golf at next week’s Quicken Loans National tournament after missing more than three months with a back injury.
The event, formerly known as the AT&T National, will be played June 26-29 at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland, and benefits Woods’s charitable foundation.
Woods, who underwent surgery on March 31 to repair a pinched nerve in his back, missed the Masters Tournament in April and the U.S. Open in June. He has completed one U.S. PGA Tour event this season, finishing 25th at the Cadillac Championship three weeks before his surgery.
“I’ve just started to hit full shots but it’s time to take the next step,” Woods said on his Facebook page. “I will be a bit rusty but I want to play myself back into competitive shape.”
Woods, 38, is four wins shy of matching Jack Nicklaus’s 18 major titles and three away from tying Sam Snead’s 82 U.S. PGA Tour victories. During his absence, Australia’s Adam Scott replaced Woods as the No. 1 player in the Official World Golf Ranking as Woods fell to No. 4.
The British Open, golf’s third major tournament of the year, is scheduled for July 17-20 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, England. Golf’s final major, the PGA Championship, is set for Aug. 7-10 at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky.