Tiger Woods commits to The Players, but will he actually tee it up?

One month after suffering injuries to his left knee and tendon during the third round of the Masters, Tiger Woods announced on Friday that he would be making a return to golf at The Players Championship.

Woods even took time to comment on his Twitter account, telling followers that he was "Looking forward to the competition next week, just committed to the Players."

While tournament officials (read: PGA Tour commisioner Tim Finchem) will certainly be pleased to have Woods in the field, there's still an outside chance that he could withdraw from the tournament before the start of the first round. He pulled out of last year's tournament, so the thought of him doing the same to rest his injuries even more doesn't seem out of the realm of possibility -- especially with the U.S. Open coming up.

Woods, who withdrew from the Quail Hollow Championship to get some extra rest, has been walking in a protective boot since suffering injury, so it would definitely be big news if he was healthy enough to play. Assuming he does tee it up, there's a good chance it could be his final tuneup before heading to Congressional for the second major of the year.

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