Tiger Woods, the renowned golf legend, is set to make a highly anticipated return to competitive golf after an injury hiatus. The 47-year-old golf icon has announced his participation in the Hero World Challenge, an event he hosts, which will take place at the Albany golf course in the Bahamas starting from November 30.
Woods has not played since having to withdraw from the third round of the Masters tournament in April due to plantar fasciitis. His performance during that round left him at 9-over and in last place when play was suspended. This marked the second time in three major championships that he had to withdraw before reaching the final day.
Following the Masters, Woods underwent surgery on his right ankle to address ongoing pain caused by injuries sustained in a car accident in February 2021. This procedure has kept him away from the golf course since then.
In a heartwarming display of support, Woods recently caddied for his son, Charlie, at the Notah Begay III Junior Golf Championship in Louisiana. Although he was prohibited from carrying his son’s bag due to tournament rules, Woods attended as a proud father. Charlie is a member of his school’s golf team, which secured the state championship title just last week.
The Hero World Challenge, while not an official PGA Tour event, is a prestigious tournament hosted by Woods and his TGR Ventures. The four-day competition will feature a select field of 20 players, including notable golfers such as Scottie Scheffler, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Max Homa, Rickie Fowler, Viktor Hovland, and Collin Morikawa.
Since his accident, Woods has participated in five golf events, including two this year. In February, he tied for 45th place at the Genesis Invitational before shooting a 74-73 and withdrawing from the Masters.
As fans eagerly await Woods’ return to competitive play, the golfing world is abuzz with excitement. His comeback is not only a testament to his resilience and determination but also a chance for golf enthusiasts to witness the brilliance of one of the greatest golfers to ever grace the sport.
The Hero World Challenge serves as the perfect stage for Woods to make a triumphant return and showcase his skills once again. Golf fans worldwide will be eagerly tuning in to witness the legendary golfer back in action, leaving everyone captivated by his prowess on the course.