Tiger Woods commits to two events

Updated: April 11, 2012, 9:07 PM ET
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Tiger Woods will return to competitive golf at the Wells Fargo Championship, a tournament he won in 2007 and has played six times.

Woods made his commitment official on Wednesday to the Charlotte, N.C., tournament, which begins May 3. He also committed to the PGA Tour's flagship event, the Players Championship, the following week.

"I'm going to take some time off and not look at the clubs for a while, and then get back after it," Woods said on tigerwoods.com.

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In his past three tournaments, Woods withdrew in the middle of the final round at Doral with a sore Achilles tendon, won at Bay Hill for his first PGA Tour title in 30 months and tied for 40th at the Masters, his worst 72-hole position in any major as a pro.

"I know what I need to work on," Woods wrote on his website. "It's just a matter of getting out there and doing it. Just putting in the reps and the time. I just wasn't able to do it at the Masters."

Woods also said it was a mistake to kick his 9-iron after missing a tee shot at the par-3 16th in the second round.

"One thing I would like to say about the Masters last week is that, obviously, I got frustrated at times and know some of my actions were wrong, especially at No. 16," he wrote. "The Masters means a lot to me, and I was trying as hard as I could. I'm out there competing. I grind every day, and my expectations are to do my best. It's very disappointing when that doesn't happen."

Woods will be joined at the Wells Fargo by Masters champion Bubba Watson, who will make his first appearance since winning at Augusta National on Sunday a week prior at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, where he is the defending champion.

Also scheduled to play at Wells Fargo are Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood, Graeme McDowell and Hunter Mahan. Phil Mickelson is also expected to add the tournament to his schedule.

Woods missed the cut at the Wells Fargo event two years ago and did not play last year because of knee and Achilles injuries. He tried to play the following week at the Players, but withdrew after nine holes and did not play again until August. Woods' lone victory at the Players Championship came in 2001.

Westwood, who last year skipped the Players Championship, also committed to the tournament.

Information from ESPN.com senior golf writer Bob Harig and The Associated Press was used in this report.