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    Tiger says he’ll play in Masters

    Tiger Woods will make his highly anticipated return to competitive golf at the Masters, ending a four-month hiatus brought on by a sex scandal.

    Woods reaction
    It started with a shroud of secrecy and continued for months. ESPN.com’s Bob Harig looks at how a fender bender became worldwide news. Story

    Golf fans now know when Tiger Woods will make his return to the golf course. So why the Masters? And will that choice hurt his title chances? ESPN.com’s Jason Sobel examines the decision. Story
    • Sobel: Tiger’s lessons learned

    More:
    • SportsNation blog: Fans react

    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.

    “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.”

    The Masters is scheduled for April 8-11. Since World War II, only one player has made his first official event of the year the Masters and gone on to win — Ben Hogan in 1951 and 1953.

    read more http://sports.espn.go.com/golf/news/story?id=4999991

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