Tiger Woods plans to play in The National, his D.C.-area event, for first time since 2015

Tiger Woods says he'll play at The National this summer.

Tiger Woods announced Monday that he plans to play in the PGA Tour event in Washington that benefits his foundation.

Woods has not played in the event, The National, since 2015. This year’s event will be held from June 25 to July 1 at TPC Potomac in a suburb of D.C.

“I am really looking forward to being back in the D.C. Area this summer playing in The National,” Woods said in a statement. “As a two-time champion of this event benefiting my foundation, The National has always been a special event for me.”.

Woods won The National, which benefits the Tiger Woods Foundation, in both 2009 and 2012.

After undergoing his fourth back surgery in four years last spring, Woods returned to competitive golf in December, tying for ninth at the Hero World Challenge. The 42-year-old has since recorded consecutive top-five finishes at the Valspar Championship (t-2nd) and the Arnold Palmer Invitational (t-5th) earlier this month.

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“I am pretty close to putting it together,” he told ESPN in an interview last week. “It’s like riding a bike. But it’s a new bike.”.

Woods will next tee it up on the PGA Tour at The Masters, the year’s first major championship, next week.

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