COPY-Tiger Woods on Marana course prepping for first tournament in eight months

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After months of anticipation about his return, Tiger Woods arrived on the golf course in Marana shortly after 7:00 a.m. Tuesday.

He showed up at the Ritz Carlton Golf Club in front of a crowd of media.

This is Tiger's first tournament in eight months, since he had surgery on his knee.

He will take on Brendan Jones, the 64th ranked golfer in the world in the opening round on Wednesday.

The Tucson Conquistadores receive proceeds of the tournaments ticket sales for charitable work.

Last year they raised more than a million dollars for local youth athletic programs.