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Tiger Woods returns to competitive golf with his son at the PNC . Championship

Tiger Woods confirmed that he will return to golf at the PNC Championship next week, 10 months after sustaining a serious injury in a car crash.

Woods attended the emergency event with his son Charlie in his first tournament since requiring surgery for an open fracture in his right lower leg.

45 years old rule out returning to full-time professional golf at a press conference last month in which he admit he’s lucky to be alive after a one-vehicle crash in February.

Woods also said he will “pick and choose” which tournament he will be in once he returns to the sport, and that he started with the father and son event in Orlando, Florida, which will takes place on December 16.

“Although it has been a long and challenging year, I am delighted to end it by competing for the PNC championship with my son, Charlie,” Woods said in a statement.

“I’m playing the role of a dad and couldn’t be more excited and proud.”

Woods competed in the PNC Championship with his son Charlie, 12, last year, where they finished second.

The 2019 Masters champion shared a video of himself hitting a golf ball as he ramped up his injury recovery last month, sparking hopes that he could return to the sport. Woods won his 15th major at Augusta after recovering from career-threatening back surgery.

Woods hosted his charity tournament, the Hero World Challenge, in the Bahamas last week, where he appeared at his first press conference since the crash in February and gave an update on his progress. as well as his future plans.

He was found to be traveling at almost twice the legal speed limit when he crashed and he didn’t answer questions about the crash.

“It was a tough job,” Woods said. “There are some really tough times, just put in there. I was in bed for three months.

“It’s hard to explain how difficult it was, being immobile for three months. I just want to get out, that’s my goal.

“I just want to get out. I finally got to a point where they could take me outside and I could feel the sun, it was like a landmark.

“I built a very nice house but I didn’t realize how big it was until you started putting on crutches. I’m on the better side of it but there’s still a long way to go. ”

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/golf/tiger-woods-injury-return-leg-pnc-championship-b1972319.html Tiger Woods returns to competitive golf with his son at the PNC . Championship

JACLYN DIAZ

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