*Following a five month hiatus, Tiger Woods continues his reentry into golf by announcing Thursday he will play the Quail Hollow Championship, which runs from April 29 to May 2.
Woods said on his website he was “excited about competing” in the Charlotte, N.C. event, which will mark his first time playing at a tournament where tickets are sold to the general public since his downfall from a sex scandal.
“I think our crowds are very respectful and they always have been. The players have always told us that,” said tournament director Kym Hougham. “If there is inappropriate behavior, we’ll act on it swiftly. I’m sure that if Tiger didn’t feel we could handle it he wouldn’t be coming here.”
Woods has played the Quail Hollow Championship four times, winning in 2007. He finished fourth last year, two shots behind Sean O’Hair.
As previously reported, Tiger is also scheduled to play the U.S. Open in June.