Tiger announces return at Quicken Loans National
Friday, June 20, 2014
Tiger Woods announced via Facebook that he will return to PGA Tour action at next week's Quicken Loans National at Congressional on Friday afternoon, finally resolving the speculation on when he'd return to competitive golf.
On his Facebook page, he told his fans: "After a lot of therapy I have recovered well and will be supporting my foundation next week at the Quicken Loans National. I've just started to hit full shots but it's time to take the next step. I will be a bit rusty but I want to play myself back into competitive shape. Excited for the challenge ahead."
The Quicken Loans National benefits the Tiger Woods Foundation. With the Open Championship in mid-July, Woods would also have the Greenbrier Classic and John Deere Classic as potential other warm-up tournaments before potentially heading to Hoylake, where he has already won once.
Woods had been recovering from microdiscectomy surgery that dealt with a pinched back nerve, performed on March 31.
This week has been notable off the course as well, signing a multi-year sponsorship deal with MusclePharm, who will replace Fuse Science on his bag as of July 1. The Tiger Woods Foundation also signed a multi-year deal with Acura.