Ten months after suffering open fractures to both his tibia and fibula bones in his right leg in a car crash, Tiger Woods has confirmed he will return to competitive golf next week at the 2021 PNC Championship, taking place at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Orlando.
Woods will partner with his son Charlie as they return to the PNC Championship for a second time, having finished tied for seventh place in 2020.
“Although it’s been a long and challenging year, I am very excited to close it out by competing in the PNC Championship with my son Charlie. I’m playing as a Dad and couldn’t be more excited and proud,” tweeted Woods. “I’m playing as a Dad and couldn’t be more excited and proud.”
Although it’s been a long and challenging year, I am very excited to close it out by competing in the @PNCchampionship with my son Charlie. I’m playing as a Dad and couldn’t be more excited and proud.
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) December 8, 2021
The tournament was holding a spot for Woods, and he fuelled speculation he might play when he took full swings with driver on Saturday and Sunday during his Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.
“I am delighted to confirm that Tiger and Charlie Woods will be participating in the 2021 PNC Championship. We have been liaising with Tiger and his team for some time and are delighted that he has now decided to make his return to competitive golf at the PNC Championship,”said Alastair Johnston of IMG, the executive chairman of the event.
All participants must have won a Major Championship or THE PLAYERS Championship for eligibility, who will then team up with a member of their family. This year’s edition will welcome some of the greatest names in the game including Gary Player, Nick Faldo, Tom Watson and Nelly Korda.