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Tiger Woods announced he will make his much-anticipated return to golf at the Masters in April.

“The Masters is where I won my first major and I view this tournament with great respect,” Woods said in a statement. “After a long and necessary time away from the game, I feel like I’m ready to start my season at Augusta.”

Woods, 34, stepped away from the tour late last year after crashing his black Cadillac Escalade into a fire hydrant and then a tree near his home outside Orlando, Florida.

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“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,” Woods said in a statement.

The early-morning crash set off a barrage of infidelity allegations against the golfer, who is married to Elin Nordegren. The couple has two

children.

“I have undergone almost two months of inpatient therapy and I am continuing my treatment,” Woods said in the statement. “Although I’m returning to competition, I still have a lot of work to do in my personal life.”

Last month, Woods apologized in a tightly-controlled televised statement for his “irresponsible and selfish” behavior, which he said included infidelity.

via cnn dot com

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