Tiger Woods commits to The Players

Updated: May 6, 2011, 2:58 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Tiger Woods is returning to competition at The Players Championship.

A PGA Tour official confirmed Friday that Woods has entered tournament, which starts Thursday. Woods won The Players in 2001, but it is the one tournament where he has finished out of the top 20 the most times.

Woods decided not to play the Wells Fargo Championship this week because of what he called a minor injury to his left knee from hitting a shot in the third round at the Masters. His coach, Sean Foley, says he has been walking in a protective boot.

"Looking forward to the competition next week, just committed to the Players," Woods said via his Twitter account.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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