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Tiger Woods to return to competition next week at Quicken Loans National

By John Strege

Tiger Woods’ comeback from back surgery will begin next week at the Quicken Loans National that he is hosting at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md.

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Woods, who has not played since the WGC-Cadillac Championship in early March, made the announcement on his Facebook page.

“After a lot of therapy I have recovered well and will be supporting my foundation next week at the Quicken Loans National,” he wrote. “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.”

Woods underwent microdiscectomy surgery to repair a pinched nerve in his back on March 31 and missed the first two major championships of the year. Barring a setback, he likely will play in the British Open next month.