The Players Championship entry is hardly a surprise, given that he has twice won the Tour's flagship event, which is widely considered the most prestigious outside the four majors.

"Break over. Time to get back to work," Woods wrote on Twitter.

The 14-time major champion will have had three weeks off after a disappointing Masters Tournament, where he teed up amid massive media hype and perhaps unrealistic expectations.

The 42-year-old was one of the favourites after contending for victory at his previous two starts in Florida, but never quite fired on all cylinders and finished equal 32nd.

Woods was one of the early favourites to win the 2018 Masters Tournament but finished T32. PHOTO: Patrick Smith/Getty Images.

He has played six times this year on his comeback after a successful spinal fusion operation last April, with a tie for second at the Valspar Championship his best result.

Woods last competed at the Wells Fargo in 2012, when he missed the cut. He won the event in 2007.

He won the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass in 2001 and 2013.