Tiger Woods said he’s ready to tee off again, and he’ll be returning to the green next month.
The embattled golfer just released a statement announcing that he’ll be competing at the Masters Tournament in April.
"The Masters is where I won my first major and I view this tournament with great respect," he explained. "After a long and necessary time away from the game, I feel like I’m ready to start my season at Augusta.“
He added, “The major championships have always been a special focus in my career while since I last played."
Tiger took a hiatus from the game after a single-car crash in the driveway of his Florida home last November. That was merely the beginning of a sex scandal, revealing that the pro-golfer had at least a dozen extramarital affairs.
Last month, Tiger publically apologized for his numerous indiscretions, admitting that he’d gone to rehab for sex addiction and intended to return for more help.
“I have undergone almost two months of inpatient therapy and I am continuing my treatment," Woods said in the statement. "Although I’m returning to competition, I still have a lot of work to do in my personal life."
The pro-golfer returned to the home he shares with his wife, Elin Nordegren, and their two children last week. And the couple was recently spotted together.
While Tiger would probably like to put the whole ordeal behind him, he is set to be the subject to spoofing on the season premiere of “South Park” tomorrow night at 10 p.m. EST on Comedy Central.
– Sonya Eskridge