The 39-year-old, who is a two-time TPC Sawgrass winner, made his last PGA Tour appearance at the Waste Management Phoenix Open earlier this year where he missed the cut after hitting a career-worst 82.
But after withdrawing from the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines due to injury, the former world No 1 returned to action at the Masters, finishing in a tie for 17th place.
Now he has taken to Twitter to announce his plans to play at the ‘Fifth Major’. “Looking forward to going back to THE PLAYERS this year, hoping for a repeat of 2013,” he said.
Woods looked in pain after hitting a tree root during his final round at the Masters but his return to PGA Tour action has eased fears he may have badly damaged his wrist.
“A bone kind of popped out and the joint kind of went out of place, but I put it back in,” said the 14-time Major winner.
Woods??? return to the PGA Tour is something of a surprise after previously indicating he may be set for another break from the game.
“Not going to be for a while,” he said after Augusta. “I have a little time off, and go back to the drawing board, work on it again, and refine what I’m doing.
“I really like what I’m doing, I got my distance back, and everything is good.”
Earlier this week, Jack Nicklaus confirmed that Woods intended to play The Memorial at Muirfield Village in Ohio in the first week in June.