Tiger announces plans to return to golf in October

14-time major champion, Tiger Woods, has announced his long-awaited comeback to the PGA Tour will take place at the season-opening Safeway Open in California starting October 13.

The 40-year-old, who hasn’t played on the PGA Tour since August 2015 when he finished 10th at the Wyndham Championship, will officially return to competitive golf at the Tiger Woods Invitational – a private tournament at Pebble Beach from Oct. 10-11.

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“I’m looking forward to going to California for my foundation event and Safeway. I’m also excited to return to Turkey and Albany. It could be a fun fall.”

If his return goes to plan, Woods will compete at the Turkish Airlines Open in early November followed by Tiger’s own Hero World Challenge a month later in the Bahamas.

“My rehabilitation is to the point where I’m comfortable making plans, but I still have work to do,” Tiger said. “Whether I can play depends on my continued progress and recovery.”

“It was difficult missing tournaments that are important to me, but this time I was smart about my recovery and didn’t rush it.”

“It was great spending time with my children Sam and Charlie, and also working on a lot of projects including golf-course design, the upcoming 20th anniversary of my foundation and my book about the 1997 Masters.”

“But I missed competing. I want to thank all the fans for their kindness and concern. I’ve been a pro about 20 years, and their support has never waned.”