Tiger Woods Plans October 13 Return to Golf

Tiger Woods is targeting a return to professional golf in just three weeks, the 14-time Major winner has announced.

On Wednesday, Woods said via his website that he plans to play the Safeway – formerly the Frys.com Open, beginning October 13 in Napa, California.

It will be part of a three-tournament stint for Woods before the year ends – a year that will see him turn 41 in late December.

After Napa, Woods has announced he will play in the European Tour’s Turkish Airlines Open – part of the Race to Dubai Final Series – and then wrap up his 2017 with the Hero World Challenge, which benefits Woods’ foundation.

Ranked No. 1 for 681 weeks during his career, Woods is currently No. 711 due to his lack of activity.

“My rehabilitation is to the point where I’m comfortable making plans, but I still have work to do,” Woods said in a statement. “Whether I can play depends on my continued progress and recovery. My hope is to have my game ready to go.

The announcement comes two weeks ahead of the Ryder Cup in which Woods will serve as the US vice captain.

“I think it’s great,” Phil Mickelson told ESPN on Wednesday. “I’m looking forward to spending time with him at the Ryder Cup. I think that’ll be great motivation for him.

Woods last played at the 2015 Wyndham Championship, finishing 10th. He had two surgeries over the next two months and hasn’t played since.

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