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Woods celebrates birth of child

Tiger Woods
Woods is set to have a busy spring

Tiger Woods is celebrating the birth of his second child and hopes to return to competitive golf within weeks.

Woods' wife Elin gave birth to the couple's second child, son Charlie Axel Woods, on Sunday.

The American has not played since undergoing knee surgery after winning his 14th major title last June at the US Open at Torrey Pines.

"Both Charlie and Elin are doing great and we want to thank everyone for their sincere best wishes," said Woods.

It is unclear if the birth of Woods' second child will delay or speed up his return to competitive golf.

Woods is targeting the Masters in April as his first priority but he is likely to want to play competitively before that event.

The WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in Tucson later this month is a possibility for his much-anticipated comeback, although the WGC-CA Championship in Miami (12-15 March) is more likely.

Whichever date he chooses, Woods admits it's going to be a hectic few weeks.

"Elin, Sam and I are very excited for the new baby to arrive, although that's when the real lack of sleep begins," he said on his website last week.

"But I must admit, I am also excited about returning to competition.

"Especially with the baby coming, I'm taking it tournament-to-tournament. With our new addition, it's going to be a hectic spring."

"A lot depends on the baby. That takes precedence over anything I do golf-wise."

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