Tiger Woods sounds happy about playing for the first time since the Players in May, but the guy at the left, caddie Steve Williams, is out of the picture now. (Sam Greenwood / GETTY IMAGES)

Woods, who has been recovering from a knee injury and aggravated Achilles he initially suffered at the Masters, ended speculation about whether he’d play — his swing coach said earlier this week that they hadn’t hit any balls — on Twitter and his website. Now, after firing Steve Williams, who’ll be his caddie?

Feeling fit and ready to tee it up at Firestone next week. Excited to get back out there!less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet ReplyTiger Woods
TigerWoods

Tales of Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods tumbles from world’s top 20 for first time since early 1997

Tiger Woods breaks up with long-time caddie Steve Williams

— Boswell: Tiger Woods’ split with caddie Steve Williams was long overdue

Tiger Woods may be struggling financially; Elin Nordegren finds a new man