Tiger will play Tavistock, Bay Hill

Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the 12th hole during the second round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral.

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JUPITER, Fla. — Tiger Woods returned to practice Friday and declared himself ready to play next week.

Woods said in a story on his website that his left Achilles tendon felt good and that he would play in the two-day Tavistock Cup exhibition that starts Monday at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club in Orlando, and then the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill.

Woods withdrew from the Cadillac Championship on Sunday after 11 holes with what he described as tightness in his Achilles tendon. He said he didn't want to risk further damage. One day later, he said doctors told him it was only a mild strain.

It was the left Achilles that caused him to miss two majors last year.

Woods has won Bay Hill six times. It will be his final tournament before the Masters begins April 5.

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