After a whirlwind of scandal that still has not completely settled Tiger Woods announced he will play in the Masters. He released a statement that gives the public more insight into his future professional and personal plans.
“The Masters is where I won my first major and I view this tournament with great respect. After a long and necessary time away from the game, I feel like I’m ready to start my season at Augusta.
“The major championships have always been a special focus in my career and, as a professional, I think Augusta is where I need to be, even though it’s been a while since I last played.
“I have undergone almost two months of inpatient therapy and I am continuing my treatment. Although I’m returning to competition, I still have a lot of work to do in my personal life.
“When I finally got into a position to think about competitive golf again, it became apparent to me that the Masters would be the earliest I could play.”
Wood’s wife, Elin Noredgren and their children have moved in with Tiger at their Florida home, and it seems that things are going better. I can’t say that I will be rooting for him as a athlete anymore but I do hope he can fix his family.