Tiger Woods could be out of sex rehab and back on the golf course in two weeks, according to an Australian newspaper.
The Herald Sun of Melbourne reported that Tiger Woods is planning to play in the upcoming Accenture Match Play Championship in Arizona, which he won in 2003, 2004 and 2008. The tournament is set for Feb. 17-21 at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club at Dove Mountain in Marana, Ariz.
It seems odd that Tiger would pick this tournament to begin playing golf again, since Accenture was one of the first corporations to dump him as a pitchman following the sex scandal. After the parade of mistresses and sleazy news about the golfer, he apologized for his “transgressions,” and announced he was taking a break from pro golf and trying to salvage his marriage.
NPR reports that the PGA was delighted at the news of Tiger Woods return to golf:
The PGA and its sponsors would certainly love to have Woods back. As Frank posted in December, by one estimate the golf superstar’s departure from the scene following the explosive news about his extra-marital affairs has cost the companies he deals with up to $12 billion in market value.