Golf News: Tiger Woods has revealed that he will return to action later this month at the PNC Championship with his son, Charlie.
Woods’ participation in the 36-hole scramble event, in which major winners participate alongside a family member, will be his first since suffering serious leg and ankle injuries in a high-profile vehicle crash in February.
During his three weeks in hospital following the collision, the former world No. 1 confessed that amputation of the leg ‘was on the table.’ Woods spent the bulk of 2021 recovering at home before gradually returning to the game in recent months.
Although it’s been a long and challenging year, I am very excited to close it out by competing in the @PNCchampionship with my son Charlie. I’m playing as a Dad and couldn’t be more excited and proud.
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) December 8, 2021
“Although it’s been a long and difficult year, I’m really excited to finish it off with my son Charlie competing in the @PNCchampionship,” Woods stated.
“I’m playing as a father, and I’m ecstatic and proud.”
Woods sparked rumours of a comeback last month when he posted a video on social media of himself striking a wedge shot, and the 45-year-old was later seen on the range with his driver and fairway woods during his duties as tournament host at the Hero World Challenge last week.
Despite loving the opportunity to tee it up in the 20-team competition from December 18-19, the 15-time major champion acknowledged during the event that he has recognised he will “never” play full-time golf again and remains “a long way away” from being able to return to the PGA Tour.
Woods, who last competed on the PGA Tour in November 2019 at The Masters, has not competed since he and his son, Charlie, placed eighth in their first event together at the PNC Championship last year. Justin Thomas and his father, Mike, won the 2020 edition, and Team Thomas will defend their title in 2021.
Other notables slated to compete include Gary Player, Tom Watson, Sir Nick Faldo, and Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington, as well as the 2002 PGA Champion and Sky Sports pundit Rich Beem, who will compete alongside his son Michael.
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