Tiger Woods has announced a return to golf via Twitter Monday afternoon. He will tee it up at his Hero World Challenge tournament in the Bahamas on Nov. 30.
He will join rising star Daniel Berger as the two final picks for the field. Woods was selected by the committee while Berger made it to the event on an exemption.
The last time Woods played competitive golf? That was all the way back in February when he withdrew from the Dubai Desert Classic after just one round.
Although it is an unofficial event, Woods had some bright moments the last time he teed it up in the tournament last year. He tied the record for the most birdies, but unfortunately for Woods, it was too late and would end up finishing 15th in a 17 man field.
Nonetheless, the 14-time major champion looks forward to the return to the sport once more.
“I am excited to return to competitive golf at the Hero World Challenge,” Woods said via a statement on his website. “Albany is the perfect setting and it will be great to join this outstanding field. I want to thank Pawan Munjal and Hero MotoCorp for their continued support of this tournament and my foundation. I would also like to thank the fans for their unwavering support during my injury.”
Woods has hinted at his return with several Twitter videos showing him hitting shots. Nobody knew when he would return, however, with some wondering if he would be ready by the time The Masters started.
Coming back now makes sense, as it gives him the opportunity to get back on his competitive feet in a fairly laid back event which he is in charge of. Obviously, nobody knows how we will play, but there’s no doubt that Woods is letting out a sigh of relief knowing that he’s back out on the golf course competitively.
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