After showing the world how his recovery from a fourth back surgery was progressing via social media recently, Tiger Woods announced his return to competitive golf this morning. With the much anticipated comeback to take place at the Hero World Challenge, an 18-man event hosted by Woods at Albany in the Bahamas.
As has become common place for Woods, the news was made public through his official Twitter account.
“I’d like to thank the committee of 1 for picking myself and Daniel Berger to play in this years #HeroWorldChallenge,” Woods tweeted.
A statement on Woods’ own website confirmed the news and the 14-time major champion’s return at the Hero, where he will tee it up alongside some of the world’s best players. Including Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Australians Jason Day and Marc Leishman.
In recent weeks, after taking part at the Presidents Cup as an assistant captain, Tiger teased golf fans around the world about the possibility of a comeback posting swing videos progressing from “smooth iron shots” to the return of his iconic “Stinger”. Despite Woods himself sounding unsure about whether he would make a return just weeks earlier in New York.
“I don't know what my future holds for me,” Woods said during the Presidents Cup.
The Hero World Challenge begins November 30.