Tiger Woods to Play in Wells Fargo, Players Championship in Consecutive Weeks

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistApril 26, 2018

AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 08:  Tiger Woods of the United States plays his second shot on the fifth hole during the final round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 8, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia.  (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
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Tiger Woods will return to competitive golf next week at the Wells Fargo Championship, followed by The Players Championship the week after.

He made the announcement on his personal Twitter account:

It will be his first appearance on tour since the Masters Tournament at the start of April, where he finished tied for 32nd.

Woods, who competed in only one PGA Tour event in the past two seasons while dealing with back injuries, returned in January and has had some impressive performances already in 2018. He earned back-to-back top-five finishes at the Valspar Championship and Arnold Palmer Invitational.

After competing in the Masters for his third event in about a month, he described his plan to get some rest.

"Generally after this tournament, I put away the clubs for a while," Woods said after his final round at Augusta, per ESPN.com's Bob Harig. "I usually take three to four weeks off, through my entire career, and usually the clubs are put in the closet, and I just kind of get away for a while.

"The run-up to this event is pretty hard and pretty grueling. I pushed myself pretty hard to get ready. And I peaked at it four times [in his victories] over the course of my career, and it's tiring."

After some time for rest, the 42-year-old will return for a couple of events where he has had success in the past.

He won the Wells Fargo Championship in 2007 and The Players Championship twice, in 2001 and 2013.

With the U.S. Open coming up in June, he will hope to get back into form in time for the second major of the year.

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