Tiger Woods will likely return to golf during next month's Masters Tournament, sources close to the golfer said, as Woods will end his self-imposed, 5-month exile from the game to play in its’ most celebrated competition, RadarOnline.com can report.
The tournament is very tightly controlled, and could restrict media access to reporters who have doggedly followed the golfer since his infidelities were exposed. USA Today sports columnist Christine Brennan told Good Morning America Friday that the golfer, who has won the Masters on four occasions, might lay an egg on the links due to rustiness.
"Anything that could go wrong would certainly be exaggerated for somebody who's been away for five months," Brennan said. "Even the great Tiger Woods."
During last month's media event, Woods said he plans "to return to golf one day," but did not know just "when that day will be," and didn't "rule out that it will be this year."
Woods last played in active competition November 15, 2009, two weeks before his marital problems were thrust into the limelight.
The Masters begins April 5.