Tiger Woods said he will return to golf next month at the Masters. Woods has not competed since Nov. 15 when he won the Australian Masters for his 82nd victory worldwide. “The Masters is where I won my first major and I view this tournament with great respect,” Woods said in a statement. “After a long and necessary time away from the game, I feel like I’m ready to start my season at Augusta.” This will end a four month hiatus brought on by a sex scandal. Allegations of womanizing began to emerge on Nov. 27 when he fled his house in the middle of the night crashing his SUV over a fire hydrant and into a tree. He eventually confessed to infidelity and said Dec. 11 he would take an “indefinite break” from golf.

Woods is a four-time Masters champion. Woods has been the biggest draw at the Masters ever since he became its youngest champion at 21 in 1997, when he broke the tournament scoring record with a 12-shot victory. Woods twice has come into a major after a long layoff without playing, with mixed results—he missed the cut at Winged Foot for the 2006 U.S. Open after his father died, and he won the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines while playing on a shattered left knee.

Woods has won 71 official PGA Tour events including 14 majors.

Major championships Wins (14)

Year   Championship   54 Holes   Winning Score   Margin   Runner(s)-up  
1997 The Masters 9 shot lead −18 (70-66-65-69=270) 12 strokes Tom Kite
1999 PGA Championship Tied for lead −11 (70-67-68-72=277) 1 stroke Sergio García
2000 U.S. Open 10 shot lead −12 (65-69-71-67=272) 15 strokes Ernie Els, Miguel Ángel Jiménez
2000 The Open Championship 6 shot lead −19 (67-66-67-69=269) 8 strokes Thomas Bjørn, Ernie Els
2000 PGA Championship (2) 1 shot lead −18 (66-67-70-67=270) Playoff 1 Bob May
2001 The Masters (2) 1 shot lead −16 (70-66-68-68=272) 2 strokes David Duval
2002 The Masters (3) Tied for lead −12 (70-69-66-71=276) 3 strokes Retief Goosen
2002 U.S. Open (2) 4 shot lead −3 (67-68-70-72=277) 3 strokes Phil Mickelson
2005 The Masters (4) 3 shot lead −12 (74-66-65-71=276) Playoff 2 Chris DiMarco
2005 The Open Championship (2) 2 shot lead −14 (66-67-71-70=274) 5 strokes Colin Montgomerie
2006 The Open Championship (3) 1 shot lead −18 (67-65-71-67=270) 2 strokes Chris DiMarco
2006 PGA Championship (3) Tied for lead −18 (69-68-65-68=270) 5 strokes Shaun Micheel
2007 PGA Championship (4) 3 shot lead −8 (71-63-69-69=272) 2 strokes Woody Austin
2008 U.S. Open (3) 1 shot lead −1 (72-68-70-73=283) Playoff 3 Rocco Mediate

1 Defeated Bob May in three-hole playoff by 1 stroke: Woods (3-4-5=12), May (4-4-5=13)
2 Defeated Chris DiMarco with birdie on first extra hole
3 Defeated Rocco Mediate with a par on 1st sudden death hole after 18-hole playoff was tied at even par

Will you look at Tiger different now?

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