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Tiger set to play US PGA Valspar, Palmer Invitational

Tiger set to play US PGA Valspar, Palmer Invitational

They have until 5 p.m.to join the field. "The more I play tournament golf, the better I'll get at it".

The commitment to Valspar, held in Florida, is somewhat surprising given that Woods, 42, has never played in the event before.

The former world No. 1, who has played three official events since returning this year after spinal fusion surgery last April, said on Twitter on Friday that he will be at next week's Valspar Championship followed by the Arnold Palmer Invitational. He also missed the cut last month at Riviera. "The Copperhead is not the Phoenix Open, it's not even the Honda; our golf course has only so much room, so we have to do what we can to comfortably balance the excitement of him coming but not making it too insane so that people don't enjoy it". "But he'll do the right thing for him, as he should".

But those predictions may have been premature as Woods has shown no ill effects in his latest comeback from the back problems that plagued him for years.

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He hasn't won a major championship since 2008, when he beat Rocco Mediate in a 19-hole playoff at the U.S. Open. He is more likely than Woods to be a last-minute addition. "It's probably a tie between his club head speed and his ability to get the ball up and down again that surprise me the most". "It could go either way".

That means that Woods, the 389th ranked golfer in the world, has only six competitors in the field with better odds. He finished second in the tournament with Kelli Kuehne, an amateur at the time who needed a special waiver to be allowed to play that year.

From the time Woods returned - first at his unofficial Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas last December and then when he resumed a PGA Tour schedule - he has said he was trying to ready his game for Augusta National.

This story will be updated.


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