Thursday, February 19, 2009

Tiger to return next week

Tiger Woods will return to competitive golf next week, playing in the World Golf Championships Accenture Match Play Championship in Arizona.

It will be Woods' first event since winning the U.S. Open in a playoff last June and having knee reconstruction surgery eight days later. Woods has not played a competitive round since beating Rocco Mediate in a playoff for the U.S. Open title, his 14th major championship, on June 16.

Woods made the announcement on his website Thursday, ending weeks of speculation about when he would return to competition.

He has said during his rehabilitation that he will make his scheduling decisions on a week to week basis determined by how his left knee and leg are feeling.