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NEWS: Tiger Announces His Return

Jan 26, 2017; La Jolla, CA, USA; Tiger Woods tees off the 5th hole during the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament at Torrey Pines Municipal Golf Course. Photo Credit: Orlando Ramirez, USA TODAY Sports.

Enough with the teasing videos.

It’s almost time for the real thing.

With Tiger Woods’ announcement Monday afternoon that he will return to competitive golf in approximately one month at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, Woods did what he’s done so many times before – changed the conversation.

The question immediately shifted from when we might see Woods in competition again – just watch Nov. 30-Dec. 3 at Albany in the Bahamas – to what can we expect from Woods when he tees it for real again.

A year ago in the Bahamas, Woods made more birdies than any player in a small, select field, fueling expectations that 2017 would bring a potentially rousing return to a full schedule. At Albany, Woods looked loose, strong and excited to be in competition again.

Barely two months later, his game and body conspired to cut short another comeback attempt. Now, six months after spinal fusion surgery – and just days after dropping a series of video clips showing him progressing from short shots to full driver swings – Woods is ready to return again.

Woods made the announcement on Twitter, posting a message that read, “I’d like to thank the committee of 1 for picking myself and Daniel Berger to play in this years #HeroWorldChallenge.”

Woods, of course, is the tournament host and was referencing his decision to join the 18-player field that contains six of the top eight players in the world ranking, including Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Hideki Matsuyama, Justin Thomas, Jason Day and Rickie Fowler.


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