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Tiger Woods announces return

The 40-year-old confirmed today that he will return to action in California next week as he attempts to resurrect his flagging career.

Tiger Woods announces return

14 months out of the game

Tiger Woods confirmed on Friday that he will return to action in California next week after a 14-month absence as he attempts to resurrect his flagging career.

The 14-time major winner has not played since August 2015 and has undergone surgery to cure a long-standing back injury.

“Out of action due to injury since August 2015, Tiger Woods will return to PGA Tour competition next week at the Safeway Open, the first event of the 2016-17 PGA Tour season”, the PGA announced in a statement. “Woods officially committed today to the event, October 10-16 at Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, California”.

Back problems

The 40-year-old hasn't competed since finishing joint 10th at the 2015 Wyndham Championship. He had back surgery last September and a follow-up procedure to ease discomfort from a pinched nerve. Woods eventually missed the entire season, skipping all four major championships for the first time in his career.