Tiger Woods announced on Monday he will make his return to competitive golf at the Nov. 30-Dec. 3 Hero World Challenge at Albany in the Bahamas.
“Albany is the perfect setting and it will be great to join this outstanding field…” The 41-year-old American has only played six competitive rounds in the past two years while trying to recover from multiple back surgeries.
“All of us would be overjoyed if Tiger Woods could come back and play at a high level,” Woods’ former swing coach Butch Harmon told Sky Sports.
Woods will not find the competition any easier this year with a top flight field that includes Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Hideki Matsuyama, Justin Thomas, Jason Day, Rickie Fowler, Brooks Koepka, Matt Kuchar and Justin Rose.
The most recent embarrassing setback came last Friday when Woods pleaded guilty in a Florida court to reckless driving and entered a program for first-time offenders, avoiding a conviction on the charge of driving under the influence (DUI) last spring.