American Tiger Woods will return to tournament golf for the first time in more than two months though he is not sure what to expect at next week's U.S. Open.
Woods, the world number one, has not played since tying for third at the U.S. Masters in April, and has been grieving for his father Earl, who died on May 3 after a long battle with cancer.
However, Woods is certain to have extra motivation at Winged Foot Golf Club next week with the U.S. Open scheduled to culminate in its traditional Father's Day finish.
"Without a doubt, I'll be thinking about my dad a lot the next two weeks, especially with Father's Day coming up," twice U.S. Open champion Woods said in his monthly newsletter on Wednesday.
Woods will be hunting his 11th career major at Winged Foot in Mamaroneck, New York. The 30-year-old will launch his bid to add to the titles he won at Pebble Beach in 2000 and at Bethpage Black in 2002.