Tiger Woods will make his highly anticipated return to competitive golf at the Masters.
The world's No. #1-ranked player, who has never missed the year's first major as a professional, announced in a statement Tuesday that Augusta National Golf Club will be the site of his comeback.
"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," Woods said in a statement.
"We were pleased to learn that Tiger Woods will be playing the Masters in a few weeks," PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem said in a statement. "He has invested a lot of time taking steps, both in his personal and professional life, in order to prepare for his return".
"We all wish him and his family the best as he rejoins the Tour."
Augusta A Safe Place For Tiger's Return
Mike Tirico on why Tiger Woods would return to golf at the Masters
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.
-- Tiger Woods