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Tiger Woods considering return at upcoming father-son event

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Oct 24, 2020; Thousand Oaks, California, USA; Tiger Woods reacts to his fairway shot on the 18th hole during the third round of the Zozo Championship golf tournament at Sherwood Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 24, 2020; Thousand Oaks, California, USA; Tiger Woods reacts to his fairway shot on the 18th hole during the third round of the Zozo Championship golf tournament at Sherwood Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Tiger Woods is considering a return at the Dec. 18-19 PNC Championships, the annual father-son tournament at Orlando, Fla., GOLF.com reported Friday.

According to the report, a source “familiar with Woods’ progress” indicated that an official announcement could come as early as next week, following more practice time and how his body reacts to increased play.

Woods was in a single-car accident in the Los Angeles area on Feb. 23 that resulted in devastating injuries to his right leg and foot. Woods said this week that amputation was a possibility before having surgery to repair the leg.

Woods played in last year’s PNC Championship with his son Charlie, who stole the show as the duo finished seventh in a 20-team field.

In speaking to reporters this week at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, Woods said he was nowhere near being able to play PGA Tour-level golf, but that he can play a casual round.

“As far as playing at the Tour level, I don’t know that that’s going to happen,” Woods said this week. “I play a round here and there. A little hit and giggle. I can do something like that. The USGA suggests playing forward. I really like that idea now.”

–Field Level Media