Tiger Woods will play for the first time since his father's death in May when he starts the first round of the 106th United States Open at Winged Foot tomorrow.
The last time he played was at the Masters tournament more than two months ago.
Tiger Woods walks off the 18th tee after a practice round at the Winged Foot Golf Club in New York on June 14, 2006. AP photo from Yahoo News.
Woods told the press that he had a hard time getting back on the golf course for practice because of the memories it brought back of his father. But as he continued, he found that he "always had a smile" on his face remembering the lessons his father taught him through "the game of golf."
This is not the first time Woods has come back from a long idle period. After knee surgery in 2002 and last winter, he took long breaks but was able to come back fresh and win.