Tiger Woods Hits the Links
Scandal-plagued golfer appears to be prepping for comeback
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 2, 2010 2:05 PM CST
Tiger Woods before his fall.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Tiger Woods is out of family counseling in Arizona and playing golf in Florida ahead of a possible comeback. The scandal-plagued superstar is practicing at Isleworth, outside Orlando, and an insider tells the AP he has no specific schedule for returning to competition. Next week's World Golf Championship at Doral is unlikely—he hasn't played competitively since November.

But the Arnold Palmer Invitational, which begins March 25 at Bay Hill—in Orlando, conveniently enough—is a possibility. AP reporter Doug Ferguson is a reliable source, notes the Sports by Brooks blog, which speculates that the story is a leak “from the Woods camp and designed to signal his imminent return” and “prevent the tabloids from benefiting from his comeback.”