WASHINGTON -- Tiger Woods will return to competitive golf in April to play in the Augusta Masters, he said in a statement on his website on Tuesday.
"The Masters is where I won my first major and I view this tournament with great respect. After a long and necessary time away from the game, I feel like I'm ready to start my season at Augusta," he said on his website.
The world's number one golfer put his game on hold in the wake of a major sex scandal which erupted at the end of last year.
"I have undergone almost two months of inpatient therapy and I am continuing my treatment," Woods added. "Although I'm returning to competition, I still have a lot of work to do in my personal life."
The Masters starts on April 8.