The New York Post is reporting that Tiger Woods is planning to return to golf at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill, near his Orlando home.

           Woods has hired PR guru Ari Fleischer to help him handle the public relations aspect of the next stage of his career, the Post reports. Fleischer was President George W. Bush's spokesman in the White House and recently advised Mark McGwire in his admission about having taken steroids.

            There has been speculation for a good while that Woods would make his return on familiar turf, at an event that he has dominated, as a warmup for the Masters. He has been hitting balls at Isleworth and has been working with swing instructor Hank Haney. A recent Associated Press story quoting a source close to Woods mentioned that he would not play at Doral this week, but suggested that Bay Hill was a possibility.

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           The Web site trailingtiger.com said that signals from the PGA Tour subtly suggest that Woods would play in the Tavistock Cup, an unofficial private event between residents of the Isleworth and Lake Nona communities. That takes place before Bay Hill.