Woods set to return

Woods has won 79 PGA tournaments in his career. Jack Gruber-USA TODAY Sports

Tiger Woods, who has not played in 11 weeks after having back surgery in March, announced Friday that he will return to the PGA Tour at the Quicken Loans National, which begins next Thursday.

The tournament will be his first since he competed at the WGC-Cadillac Championship, which ended March 9.

Woods made the announcement on his Facebook page, saying “After a lot of therapy I have recovered well and will be supporting my foundation next week at the Quicken Loans National. I’ve just started to hit full shots but it’s time to take the next step. I will be a bit rusty but I want to play myself back into competitive shape. Excited for the challenge ahead.”

Woods’ agent said earlier this week that Woods has been able to extend his swing, as he was previously just cleared for chipping and putting, which puts his return next week on the faster side than many expected. Woods is the host of the Quicken Loans National at Congressional.