Tiger’s back

Tiger Woods has announced he will return to action at next week’s Quicken Loans National on the PGA Tour.

The 14-time major champion has been out of action since March recovering from back surgery, missing both the Masters and the US Open in the process and relinquishing his World No 1 ranking to Australian Adam Scott.

But Woods confirmed on his Facebook page on Friday that he would return to competitive golf to support his foundation in next week’s PGA Tour event at Congressional Country Club.

“After a lot of therapy I have recovered well and will be supporting my foundation next week at the Quicken Loans National,” wrote Woods.

I’ve just started to hit full shots but it’s time to take the next step. I will be a bit rusty but I want to play myself back into competitive shape. Excited for the challenge ahead.”

Considering he admitted to only just starting to hit full shots, it is perhaps somewhat surprising that Woods will back in action on the professional circuit so soon.

Nevertheless, all eyes will certainly be on the former world number one in Bethesda, Maryland, next week to see how he fares upon his return to the competitive cauldron.