An unbylined Reuters report says South Korean Sang-Moon Bae plans to compete in this week's Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Hawaii.
By law, Bae must return to Korea by the end of January to complete his military service or face criminal charges.
"(Bae) is seeking legal counsel to work through the military issues in Korea," the 28-year-old golfer's manager said in a statement released on Friday.
"He has a valid green card, and Sang-moon intends to stay in the United States as long as it is lawful to do so and play on the PGA Tour this year, beginning with next week's Hyundai Tournament of Champions at Kapalua Resort on the Hawaiian island of Maui.
I don't envy those trying to interview Bae this week considering the sensitivity of the issue. But I look forward to watching how this is handled!