Tiger Woods Plans to Return to Golf in October at the Safeway Open

By Michael Shamburger

Tiger Woods, who hasn’t played golf on the PGA Tour since last August, has finally made an announcement on his return.

On his website, Woods says he HOPES to play in the following events:

  • Oct. 13-16 – Safeway Open – Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, California
  • Nov. 3-6 – Turkish Airlines Open – Antalya, Turkey
  • Dec. 1-4 – Hero World Challenge – Albany in the Bahamas

Woods also made the following statement:

"“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. My hope is to have my game ready to go. 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. 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.”"

It looks as if Tiger has finally realized that he cannot rush back from certain injuries and has taken the time to properly heal. It’s good news for Tiger fans and golf fans in general. While there has been plenty of excitement on the PGA Tour without the Woods media machine, no one draws a crowd like Tiger.