Tiger ends self-imposed exile at Masters

WASHINGTON - Tiger Woods will return to competitive golf next month to play in the Augusta Masters, he said in a statement on his website yesterday.

WASHINGTON - Tiger Woods will return to competitive golf next month to play in the Augusta Masters, he said in a statement on his website yesterday.

"The Masters is where I won my first major and I view this tournament with great respect. After a long and necessary time away from the game, I feel like I'm ready to start my season at Augusta," he said.

The world No 1 golfer put his game on hold in the wake of a major sex scandal at the end of last year.

l Former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson's hopes of a World Cup recall took a knock yesterday when Blackburn Rovers said he would be out for up to a month with a calf injury. - Sapa-AFP

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