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.

“I am excited to return to competitive golf at the Hero World Challenge,” Woods said. “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.”
The 41-year-old’s announcement echoes his 2016 comeback, when Woods made his return from a third back surgery at the same event.
Before Woods last appeared competitively at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic in February this year, where he was forced to withdraw after his troublesome back flared up once again.
Woods was guarded about his return during the Presidents Cup. PHOTO: Elsa/Getty Images

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.