Welcome back to North Carolina, Tiger.
Tiger Woods will play for the first time since the Masters at next week’s Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina. Woods has won the event before but also has missed the cut twice during his career.
Woods, 42, officially committed to the event on Thursday. He also committed to the Players Championship, which begins on May 10 placing the former world’s #1 golfer in back to back tournaments.
The Wells Fargo will be Woods’ seventh start on the PGA Tour in 2018 since returning from spinal fusion surgery performed just more than a year ago.
Woods hasnt played at Wells Fargo since 2012. In that event he missed the cut. Winning in 2007, Woods counts the that tournament win at Quail Hollow Golf Club as one of his 79 PGA Tour titles. He also missed the cut at Quail Hollow in 2010 after a second-round 79.
Woods missed all of last year’s majors while recuperating from spinal issues and surgery. This will be his seventh start in the tournament at Quail Hollow, which hosted last year’s PGA Championship won by Justin Thomas.
Woods, a 14-time major champion, also announced via Twitter that he will play the Players Championship in two weeks, an event he’s won twice, including in 2013. He has not played the tournament since 2015.
Although Woods finished 32nd at the Masters in April, he has played fairly well in his return. Woods has four top-12 finishes in seven worldwide starts since his return, including two top-fives. He was second at the Valspar Championship and fifth at the Arnold Palmer Invitational .