Tiger Woods’ last two visits to TPC Sawgrass have been cut short due to injuries, but he’s determined to give it another shot next month.
Woods announced his intentions on Wednesday to play at THE PLAYERS Championship, which will be held the week of May 7 at TPC Sawgrass. Woods also announced he will play the week before at the Wells Fargo Championship.
"Both have fantastic fields, and I look forward to competing," Woods wrote in his blog that was published on his website, tigerwoods.com.
Two years ago, Woods had to withdraw after seven holes in the final round with a neck injury. Last year, he withdrew after nine holes in the first round with a knee injury.
Woods is coming off a disappointing result at the Masters. He had entered as one of the favorites after winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard, but tied for 40th at Augusta National, failing to break par in any of his four rounds.
"I felt good starting out the week at Augusta," Woods wrote in his blog. "My practice sessions were good and so was my short game. My putting felt very solid, unfortunately I just did not hit the ball well. I fell into some of my old patterns again, which was frustrating. You can’t play well every week, even though we would like to. Unfortunately, I had a bad ball-striking week at the wrong time."
Woods plans to "take some time off and not look at the clubs for a while" before returning to the practice range with swing coach Sean Foley prior to playing at Wells Fargo.
"I know what to work on," Woods wrote. "It’s just a matter of getting out there and doing it. Just putting in the reps and the time. I just wasn’t able to do it at the Masters."
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