TIGER WOODS has confirmed he will return to the golf circuit next month, just days after he dodged a prison sentence for reckless driving.
The controversial sportsman will play at the 2017 Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas ending a nine-month exile from the sport.
He has been out injured for a number of months, but will pack his clubs once again for the tournament that runs from November 30 to December 3.
Writing on his website, Woods said: “I am excited to return to competitive golf at the Hero World Challenge.
“Albany is the perfect setting and it will be great to join this outstanding field.
“I want to thank Pawan Munjal and Hero MotoCorp for their continued support of this tournament and my foundation.
“I would also like to thank the fans for their unwavering support during my injury.”
Just days ago, Woods avoided jail after pleading guilty for reckless driving after he was found asleep behind the wheel of his car.
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The former world No 1, 41, faces up to 90 days in jail if he violates his year-long probation.
Woods will now carry out 20 hours of community service, enter a diversion program and begin his probation.
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The superstar golfer, who has earned roughly £1billion throughout his career, will pay a £190.55 fine and attend a workshop where victims of impaired drivers tell how their lives were damaged.
The 14-time Major champion was found by cops in May and dashcam footage showed one of the world’s most recognisable athletes barely able to speak clearly or walk in a straight line.
Woods was found with cocktail of five drugs in his system, including marijuana, and will also be required to undergo regular drug tests.
The judge warned the crocked golfer – who has posted a number of videos of his golf swing after recovering from back surgery – to stay out of trouble.
Judge Sandra Bosso-Pardo said: “This particular plea agreement has no jail time on it.
“However, if you violate your probation in any significant way, I could revoke your probation and then I could sentence you to jail for 90 days with a fine of up to $500 (£380.95), is that understood?”
Woods nodded when questioned by the judge at North County courthouse in Florida, US.
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