Tiger Woods looks set for a return from injury in time to play next week’s Players Championship – golf’s richest event – at Sawgrass in Florida.
The former world number one, down to seventh in the rankings after 18 months without a victory, has entered the £5.7m event often referred to as the sport’s unofficial fifth major.
He missed this week’s Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte after suffering knee and Achilles problems during The Masters a month ago.
Last year at Sawgrass Woods withdrew six holes into the final round with a neck injury, but was way down the field at the time.
World number one Lee Westwood and number six Rory McIlroy, neither of them members of the PGA Tour this season, have both decided to skip the Players Championship.