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Woods commits to The Players Championship

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Tiger Woods announced Friday via Twitter that he will make his next start at The Players Championship.

Woods has won at TPC Sawgrass twice, and he wrote that he is "hoping for a repeat of 2013" when he won by two shots. Woods did not compete last year because of injury.



The announcement seems to signal that Woods will be returning to his traditional schedule after a rocky start to the season. He missed the cut at the Waste Management Phoenix Open and withdrew from the Farmers Insurance Open because of injury, before announcing a self-imposed break from competition on Feb. 11.

He returned earlier this month at the Masters and tied for 17th. After the final round, he remained non-committal about when he would make his next start.

"Not going to be for a while," Woods said. "I have a little time off, and go back to the drawing board, work on it again, refine what I'm doing. I really like what I'm doing, I got my distance back, and everything is good."

His commitment to The Players, May 7-10, comes on the heels of audio from Jack Nicklaus indicating that Woods will tee it up at the Memorial, June 4-7. The latter event has traditionally served as Woods' final start before the U.S. Open, which will be June 18-21 at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash.