Tiger Woods is expected to return to professional golf by the time the Masters opens on April 8. His timeline could look something like this:

Tavistock Cup

When »  March 22-23

Where »  Isleworth Golf & Country Club, Windermere, Fla.

Storyline »  An ideal "low-key" return for Woods would be at Tavistock, which is held in his backyard. Limited media availability and a national TV audience.

Arnold Palmer Invitational

When »  March 25-28

Where »  Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Orlando, Fla.

Storyline »  Expect a media crush for this one. Woods, however, won't want to miss the Palmer if he can help it. He's won this event six times in his career.

The Masters

When »  April 8-11

Where »  Augusta National Golf Course, Augusta, Ga.

Storyline »  Woods always takes a week off after Bay Hill, leaving him rested and ready for the Masters, which he has never missed since turning pro.