Written by By CNN Staff Posted June 30, 2021
Tiger Woods will return to competition this weekend for the first time since back surgery in March, playing alongside his 15-month-old son in the opening round of the PNC Championship.
The American announced his participation in the first PGA Tour event of the year on Wednesday, joining his main tour colleagues in the Quail Hollow Resort, the site of the third and final major of the season.
“The entire Woods family — Tiger, Ember, Charlie and Sam — couldn’t be more excited for this weekend and what this event means to Tiger,” Mark Steinberg, Woods’ manager, said in a statement.
“Tiger truly understands how special it is to be in contention, and what the spirit of this tournament truly means to the community of Wilmington. The McIlroy family are excited to be a part of it.”
Number two Rory McIlroy, preparing for his US Open title defense at Shinnecock Hills next week, leads a field that includes Jordan Spieth, Daniel Berger, Bryson DeChambeau and Dustin Johnson, as well as Woods.
Woods missed the cut at the Masters in April for the first time in 40 years. He was out for three months after dislocating his ankle during a mundane cycling routine in November 2015.
And he underwent two back surgeries this year.