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Tiger Woods Will Play Next Week

Sat, 21 Jun 2014 01:05:00 +0000

Stuart Franklin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After being out since March due to back surgery, Tiger Woods announced on Facebook Friday he will return and play in the Quicken Loans National at Congressional Country Club next week.

"After a lot of therapy I have recovered well and will be supporting my foundation next week at the Quicken Loans National,'' Woods said in a Facebook post. "I've just started to hit full shots but it's time to take the next step. I will be a bit rusty but I want to play myself back into competitive shape. Excited for the challenge ahead.''

The 38-year-old Woods had back surgery on March 31 to allieviate pain caused by a pinched nerve.

Woods has dealt with back pain since last year's PGA Championship. It finally got the best of him at this year's  WGC-Cadillac Championship. He was playing well shooting a 66 on Saturday to close in on the leader. But he dealt with back issues all of Sunday and finished shooting a 78 and in 25th place. He hasn't played in a tour event since.

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