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Friday 9 December 2016

Former world number one Tiger Woods has announced that he will compete at next week's Masters in Augusta.

Former world number one Tiger Woods has announced that he will compete at next week's Masters in Augusta.

The 14-time major winner had been a doubt after he withdrew from the Farmers Insurance Open on February 6 saying he will not return until he can ''compete at the highest level''.

Woods has now confirmed he will take part.

"I'm playing in the Masters," he said last night. "It's obviously very important to me, and I want to be there.

"I've worked a lot on my game and I'm looking forward to competing. I'm excited to get to Augusta and I appreciate everyone's support."

Woods played 18 holes at Augusta on Tuesday, a course where in the past he has had great success.

Woods has won the tournament four times, but the last of those was in 2005 and he failed to compete at last year's competition because of a back injury.

Poor form and injuries have plagued the 39-year-old over the last few years, a fall from grace highlighted by the latest world rankings with the American at number 104.

The low point came when he carded an 82 at the Phoenix Open in January, a round which he described as his worst as a professional.

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