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Will Tiger return to play a round?

All eyes are on Tiger Woods to see if he makes a return to golf at an upcoming Arizona tournament.

As Woods checked out of a sex addiction clinic, it has been reported that the world number one is ready to return to golf.

It would be his first public appearance since a car accident in late November which led to revelations of extra-marital affairs and an admission of "transgressions" in Woods' personal life.

He is understood to be attempting to patch things up with his wife Elin.

But the PGA Tour is still in the dark on a possible Woods return, with the tour's senior communications director Laura Hill stating: "We have had no indication of when or where Tiger Woods will make his return to the tour."

The WGC-Accenture Match Play event at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club at Dove Mountain near Tucson, Arizona, was the venue for Woods' return from a lengthy injury 12 months ago. The tournament has a limited field open to the top 64 golfers in the world rankings. Players wanting to compete have to confirm their entry by next Friday, February 12, five days before the event begins.

Woods left it until a day before the deadline before announcing his return after knee surgery last year.

Woods announced on December 12 that he was taking an indefinite break from playing golf to tackle problems in his private life.

This weekend, he is believed to be spending time with his Swedish ex-model wife Elin and their two children Sam and Charlie.

fdillon@herald.ie


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