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News of him getting back into a routine is sure to begin speculation when he might return to the PGA Tour. Woods announced on Dec. 4 that he was taking an "indefinite break" to try to salvage his marriage.
To date, he has missed only two tournaments he typically would have played -- Torrey Pines and the Match Play Championship -- although he had also been leaning toward playing Pebble Beach this year because it will host the U.S. Open in June.
Woods is not likely to play next week in the World Golf Championship at Doral, where he has won three times.
His next possibility on the PGA Tour is the Arnold Palmer Invitational from March 25-28 at Bay Hill, where he is the defending champion and a six-time winner. The Masters, which Woods has played every year since 1995, would follow. Augusta National officials have not indicated whether they expect Woods to compete.
"When he does come back, I hope it's in the Masters, and I hope he's in great form," Masters champion Angel Cabrera said Tuesday on a conference call.
The fallout from Woods' sex scandal has been immense. He already been dropped by sponsors Accenture, AT&T and Gatorade. Other companies -- such as Procter and Gamble's Gillette -- have suspended promotions of Woods while he takes his break from golf.
When he does return, he will have a different logo on his golf bag, replacing AT&T, if he can find a deal.
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