Tiger Woods announced on Tuesday that he will return to golf next month at the Masters followingÂ a four-month break stemming from a sex scandal.
“The Masters is where I won my first major and I view this tournament with great respect,” Woods said in a statement. “After a long and necessary time away from the game, I feel like I’m ready to start my season at Augusta.”
The Masters begins April 8.
“The major championships have always been a special focus in my career and, as a professional, I think Augusta is where I need to be, even though it’s been a while since I last played,” said Woods.
“I have undergone almost two months of inpatient therapy and I am continuing my treatment,” said Woods. “Although I’m returning to competition, I still have a lot of work to do in my personal life.”
A car crash involving Woods in November sparked rumors of infidelity, with more than a dozen women coming forward claiming to have had affairs with Woods, who is married with two children.Â Woods later admitted and apologized for the affairs and said he would take a break from professional golf.Â