Tiger Woods will make his return from a back injury that has sidelined him since March at the US PGA Tour's National next week.
The 14-time major champion, who has been toppled from the world number one ranking by Australian Adam Scott during his latest injury layoff, said on his Facebook page on that he expects to be "a bit rusty" at Congressaional Country Club, but he wants to play in the event that benefits his charitable foundation.
Woods, 38, hasn't played since he struggled to a 78 in the final round of the World Golf Championships event at Doral on March 9, and on March 31 he underwent a microdiscectomy to relieve pain from a pinched nerve.
He missed the first two major championships of the year, the Masters and the US Open, and without a title yet this year has fallen to fourth in the world rankings behind Scott, Henrik Stenson and Masters winner Bubba Watson.
Woods's decision bolsters expectations that he will be able to resume his pursuit of Jack Nicklaus's record of 18 major titles at the year's next major, the British Open, at Royal Liverpool's Hoylake course July 17-20.
Woods won the last of his three Open titles at Hoylake in 2006.
His last major triumph was at the 2008 US Open.