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Tiger Woods to return at Wells Fargo Championship
April 12, 2012

Tiger Woods is taking a three-week break before returning to golf at the Wells Fargo Championship.

Woods announced Wednesday he will resume an up-and-down season May 3-6 at Quail Hollow , where he won in 2007. He also committed to The Players Championship the following week. A year ago, he injured his left Achilles tendon and withdrew after nine holes at TPC Sawgrass . Woods missed the next three months.

But first, a rest.

''I'm going to take some time off and not look at the clubs for a while, and then get back after it,'' Woods said on his website.

In his last three tournaments, Woods withdrew in the middle of the final round at Doral with a sore Achilles tendon, won at Bay Hill for his first PGA Tour title in 30 months and tied for 40th at the Masters, his worst 72-hole position in any major as a pro.

''I know what I need to work on,'' Woods said. ''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.''

Woods also said it was a mistake to kick his 9-iron after missing a tee shot at the par-3 16th in the second round.

''One thing I would like to say about the Masters last week is that obviously I got frustrated at times and know some of my actions were wrong, especially at No. 16,'' he wrote. '' The Masters means a lot to me, and I was trying as hard as I could. I'm out there competing. I grind every day, and my expectations are to do my best. It's very disappointing when that doesn't happen.''

Woods missed Quail Hollow a year ago because of what was described as a ''minor injury'' to his left leg. The last time he played the Wells Fargo Championship , it was his second tournament since returning from the crisis in his personal life. He missed the cut with the highest 36-hole score (153) of his career.

Masters champion Bubba Watson , U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood and former U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell also said they would play at Quail Hollow, a major caliber course that attracts one of the strongest fields of the year.

Westwood also said he would be at The Players Championship, which he skipped a year ago.








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