Star golfer Tiger Woods will soon be making his third comeback to the golf world in less than six months.

According to ESPN, the Golf Channel reports that Woods is planning to return to competition at next week’s Memorial Tournament.

Woods hasn’t played golf since May 9, when he withdrew from competition on the seventh hole in the final round of the Players Championship because of an injury that was later diagnosed as an inflamed facet joint in his neck.

ESPN reports that Woods will also compete in a nine-hole event on May 26 at Muirfield Village. The nine-hole tournament will also include famous golfers Phil Mickelson, Kenny Perry and Zach Johnson. The tournament will be hosted by legendary Jack Nicklaus.

Woods, who is still dealing with drama from his adultery scandal, is hoping to get back into a good groove at the Memorial after performing poorly at the Players Championship and failing to make the final round cut at the Quail Hollow Championship at the open of May.

He knows the Memorial grasses well, having won the 2009 tournament, his fourth career title at the annual event. He’ll also be healthy as Golf Channel reports say the prognosis for his neck injury was deemed a full recovery, thanks to anti-inflammatory medicine, plenty of rest, massages and other means of physical therapy.

Although Woods has not yet confirmed these reports, ESPN says he plans to make such announcements before the PGA Tour deadline on May 28.

He may need to return to competition as soon as possible for his own financial sake.

Several reports are saying that Woods’ wife, Elin Nordegren is seeking a divorce settlement that could cost Tiger between $500-600 million. Why so much?

Apparently, she just wants what’s best for her kids. According to the Chicago-Tribune, a source close to Elin insists that she has been reading a book about an extremely wealthy man whose children from his first marriage was “screwed over” in their father’s inheritance because his second wife took the majority of the inheritance money. The source told the Tribune that Elin refuses to let this happen to her kids, so she wants the big money now. No settlement has been agreed on, but the NY Daily reports that Woods wants any settlement to include a legal agreement that Elin will never be able to publicly share the private details that perhaps destroyed their marriage.

 

Perry Green

AFRO Sports Editor