Rest easy, Tiger fans, your man will return to action next week.
Tiger Woods announced on his website Tuesday that he will make his first post-Masters start at next week's Players Championship in Jacksonville, Fla. Woods was expected to play in this week's Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow, but he decided against it when the PGA Tour adjusted its tournament schedule.
The Wells Fargo is normally held three weeks after the Masters; this year it falls two weeks after the season's first major.
"Tiger has tremendous respect for Johnny Harris, Kym Hougham and the tournament but the tour schedule is the overriding factor this year," Woods's agent Mark Steinberg told The Charlotte Observer.
"Typically, Tiger likes to take three weeks off after the Masters. With a shorter time period after the Masters this year, that's the reason he won't be playing."
Since winning the Players in 2001, Woods has a spotty record at TPC Sawgrass. He withdrew from the event in 2010 and 2011 with injuries and tied for 40th last year.
In six PGA Tour events this season, Woods has won three titles: the Farmers Insurance Open, the Cadillac Championship, and the Arnold Palmer Invitational. He tied for fourth at the Masters.
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