Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods commits to PGA Tour return

Woods, 47, played in just three tournaments last season, all majors, as his recovery from a serious leg injury continued.

He sustained the injury two years ago when he was involved in a single-car accident in the Los Angeles area the day after the 2021 Genesis Invitational was completed. The 15-time major champion is host of the annual event through his charity foundation.

Woods made the announcement of his participation next week on Twitter during Friday's second round of the always-boisterous WM Phoenix Open at Scottsdale, Ariz.

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A host of top players have joined the breakaway tour, which Woods said at last month's Open he disagreed with.

In an interview with Fox News' Tucker Carlson, Norman confirmed the 15-time major champion was offered about £575m to £650m to join LIV.

"That number was out there before I became CEO," said Norman.

"Tiger is a needle-mover, right? So of course you're got to look at the best of the best. That number is somewhere in that neighbourhood.

"They had originally approached Tiger before I became CEO."

Woods and Mickelson eye tee off in US Open

That doesn't mean that either, or both, are confirmed to participate in the June tournament, but have reserved their spots should they choose to play.

Woods played in his first tournament in more than a year last weekend at the Masters, finishing 47th, as he works his way back from serious injuries suffered in a car crash in February last year.

He has committed to playing at The Open at St Andrews in Scotland in July, but not in the PGA Championship or the US Open.

Tiger to play Masters

"As of right now I feel like I'm going to play," Woods said during his pre-tournament news conference.

The decision by the 46-year-old Woods, who is no stranger to staging remarkable comebacks, comes after he arrived at Augusta National on Sunday when he said he would be a game-time decision for the April 7-10 Masters.

The 15-times major champion has not competed on the PGA Tour since the November 2020 Masters and cast serious doubt on his professional golfing future after suffering serious leg injuries in a February 2021 car crash.

Woods still a chance for Masters

Woods said six weeks ago that he had a "long way to go" in his recovery but speculation mounted with each passing day that his return could come at the April 7-10 Masters as he refrained from removing his name from the field of competitors.

"I will be heading up to Augusta today to continue my preparation and practice. It will be a game-time decision on whether I compete," Woods said on Twitter

Woods won't be drawn on Masters

Woods offered no clues as to when he will return to the PGA Tour but did say he will be at the Masters in April to attend the traditional champions dinner ahead of the year's first major.

Woods, speaking on television during the CBS broadcast of the PGA Tour's Genesis Invitational in Pacific Palisades, California, where he is the tournament host, promised a return to competition.

Woods concedes he won't play fulltime professional golf again

Woods, 45, has told Golf Digest the injuries he suffered to his right leg and foot when he crashed his car in February that he is accepting the "unfortunate reality" that he will no longer be a full-time player on the PGA Tour.

Woods who hasn't played since February says he hopes to pick and chose a few events each year.

"Just like Mr. (Ben) Hogan did," Woods said.

Golfing great drove at almost double the speed limit

The 15-time major champion, 45, had to be "extricated from the wreck" of his car by firefighters and paramedics.

Woods' car left the road at about 84-87mph and flipped several times during the accident in California.

Woods was released from hospital earlier this month after sustaining a number of serious injuries.

There was no evidence Woods had been impaired by drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash.

Woods out of hospital and back home after crash

"Happy to report that I am back home continuing my recovery," the 45-year-old golf great said on Twitter.

"I will be recovering at home and working on getting stronger every day."

The single car crash left the 15 time major winner with a fractured right leg and shattered ankle and the question now is whether he will be able to return to golf's top flight.

"I am so grateful for the outpouring of support and encouragement that I have received over the past few weeks," said Woods.

Tiger Woods has surgery after car crash

Woods, 45, was the sole occupant in the sport utility vehicle when it crashed at about 7:12 a.m. near the suburban communities of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said in a written statement.

"Tiger Woods was in a single-car accident this morning in California where he suffered multiple leg injuries. He is currently in surgery and we thank you for your privacy and support," Woods' agent, Daniel Rapaport, said in a statement.