Woods pens letter on passing of foundation student

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In addition to the news that Tiger Woods will return to competitive play next week at the Safeway Open, Friday also brought with it a letter from Woods regarding far more important matters away from the golf course.

Marcus Edwards, a 21-year-old sophomore at Morgan State University who Woods describes as one of his Tiger Woods Foundation's "first D.C. students," was fatally stabbed last month in Baltimore not far from his off-campus apartment.

Edwards' dream, according to a local news report from from CBS 13, was to become a Washington D.C. police officer and to work with the area's youth. The D.C. Metropolitan Police Department posthumously awarded Edwards the status of honorary officer and declared last Tuesday, Sept. 27, Marcus Edwards Day in D.C.

On Friday, Woods posted the following statement to the foundation's website concerning Edwards' passing and the "division, violence and racial tension in many of the communities where our kids live ..."

Woods' full statement can be read below: