21 Feb 2009

Woods to return to action next week

8:58 am on 21 February 2009

Fourteen-time major winner Tiger Woods will make his return to the US PGA Tour with an appearance at the World Golf Championships Match Play Championship next week in Arizona.

The tournament will be the first event for Woods since he won the US Open last June at Torrey Pines.

Less than two weeks after that triumph Woods underwent season-ending surgery to reconstruct the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

The timing for Woods' return was affected by several factors and not just the rehab on his knee. His wife Elin gave birth to their second child Charlie Axel last week.

Woods has won the Accenture Match Play Championship three times, including last year when he beat Stewart Cink eight and seven in the 36-hole championship match.