Two weeks after posting a video of himself advancing to hitting a driver in his rehab, Tiger Woods is formally coming again.
The 14-time main champion introduced Monday afternoon that he’ll make his long-awaited return to aggressive golf on the upcoming Hero World Problem, Nov. 30-Dec three.
Posting the announcement to Twitter, Woods joked that he’d wish to “thank the committee of 1” for receiving one in every of two sponsor’s exemptions into the 18-player event for which he has served because the longtime host.
Woods hasn’t competed since withdrawing after the primary spherical of the Dubai Desert Basic in February because of a lingering again damage. Lower than two months later, he underwent a fourth profession again surgical procedure, which stored him sidelined for the rest of the 2016-17 PGA Tour season.
“I’m excited to return to aggressive golf on the Hero World Problem,” Woods stated in a press release. “Albany is the proper setting and it is going to be nice to hitch this excellent area.”
Woods made an badogous return from damage at this similar occasion final yr, ending in a share of final place amongst those that accomplished 4 rounds, however in a tie for the event lead in birdies with eventual champion Hideki Matsuyama.
A month later, Woods missed the lower on the Farmers Insurance coverage Open, which was adopted by the withdrawal in Dubai the following week.
Woods pleaded responsible Friday to reckless driving in a deal that may hold him out of jail so long as he stays out of hbadle, resolving fees from an arrest final spring wherein he was discovered handed out in his Mercedes on Could 29 with pharmaceuticals and marijuana in his system.
Woods has stated he had been self-medicating to alleviate the ache from his fourth again surgical procedure and insomnia.
For 683 weeks, together with 281 consecutive, Woods was the No. 1-ranked golfer on the earth, although his restricted latest enjoying schedule at present finds him at No. 1171.
He’ll flip 42 years previous lower than 4 weeks after the ultimate spherical of the Hero.
The event area of 18 is comprised of solely gamers ranked among the many high 50 on the earth, however because of a 2015 rule change, Woods — as event host — can obtain one of many sponsor exemptions no matter his rating.
Daniel Berger, winner of the FedEx St. Jude Basic and member of the successful United States Presidents Cup crew, joined Woods to fill out the remaining two spots within the area.
Info from The Related Press was used on this report.