Tiger Woods' First Post-Crash Golf Tournament Revealed
By Jason Hall
December 8, 2021
The 15-time Major champion will play alongside his son, Charlie, in PNC Championship next week in Orlando, Florida, according to the PGA Tour Communications Twitter account.
"Tiger Woods announces that he will compete in next week's PNC Championship, an unofficial PGA Tour Champions event, with his son, Charlie," the account wrote. "The PNC Championship takes place next Saturday and Sunday (December 18-19, 2021) on Golf Channel and NBC.
Woods was involved in a single-car crash in Los Angeles on February 23, 2021, which resulted in open fractures affecting both the upper and lower portions of his tibia and fibula in his right leg, as well as other injuries to his foot and ankle, 288 days prior to the upcoming event.
"Although it's bee a long and challenging year, I am very excited to close it out by competing in the @PNCchampionship with my son Charlie," Woods tweeted. "I'm playing as a Dad and couldn't be more excited and proud."
The former No. 1 overall golfer last competed in an official round on the PGA Tour on November 15, 2020, shooting 76 during the final round of the pandemic-delayed 2020 Masters Tournament.
Woods' last competitive round of golf came in the final round of the 2020 PNC Championship, which he also competed in alongside his son and finished in seventh-place, on December 20, 2020.
The 45-year-old publicly announced his release from the hospital 21 days after the Los Angeles single-car crash in March and said he was "making progress" in his recovery last month.
Woods also underwent a microdiscectomy procedure to "remove a pressurized disk fragment that was pinching his nerve after experiencing discomfort following the PNC Championship," according to a statement obtained by PGA Communications in January, 35 days prior to the crash.