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Tiger Woods Commits to Wells Fargo, Players Championship

Tiger Woods will make his first start since the Masters at next week's Wells Fargo Championship. 

Tiger Woods will play in next week's Wells Fargo Championship and will also tee it up the following week at the Players Championship, the 14-time major champion announced on Thursday. 

The Wells Fargo Championship will be played at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte. It was the site of last year's PGA Championship, which was won by Justin Thomas. Woods has won the event once previously, in 2007, but has not played in it since 2012. 

Tiger has won the Players Championship, considered golf's "fifth major," twice, in 2001 and in 2013.  In 2001, he delivered one of the signature moments of his career at TPC Sawgrass when he holed a winding 60-foot putt on the signature island green 17th hole. 

The Wells Fargo will be Woods' seventh PGA Tour event since he returned from a year-long absence to have spinal fusion surgery. He has made the cut in five of six events and has two top-5 finishes, as the Valspar Championship and the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. Most recently, he finished in a tie for 32nd at the Masters. 

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This will be the third time this season that Woods has played in back-to-back weeks—he played the Genesis Open and the Honda Classic back-to-back, then competed in the Valspar Championship the week before the Arnold Palmer. 

Woods is currently 50th in the FedEx Cup standings and is ranked 91st in the Official World Golf Ranking.