Golfing great Tiger Woods announces November return to competitive golf

  • Golfing great Tiger Woods announces November return to competitive golf

Golfing great Tiger Woods announces November return to competitive golf

A year ago at the same tournament, Woods launched ill-fated return finishing 15th in a field of only 17.

The 14-time major victor hosts the annual tournament in the Bahamas.

The 14-time major victor underwent a fourth back operation that included fusing some of his vertebrae in April. At the time, it was widely believed that Woods was on the brink of retirement.

Woods' agent Mark Steinberg said earlier this month that his client had been cleared by doctors to resume full golf activity. Now, the 41-year-old has confirmed the speculation.

Dustin Johnson says the return of Tiger Woods is "good for the game of golf" as the 14-time major champion prepares to make his latest comeback at the Hero World Challenge. "Albany is the flawless setting and it will be great to join this outstanding field", Woods said in a statement.

"I want to thank Pawan Munjal and Hero MotoCorp for their continued support of this tournament and my foundation".

Over the past few years, Woods has been dealing with a myriad of injury woes and personal problems.

"It is great news Tiger is returning to competition and it could be the most-watched rounds of golf all season ahead of Steph Curry (NBA star who played a Web.com Tour event in August)", said the Irishman.

Woods hasn't won a PGA event since the 2013 Bridgestone Invitational. his 79th tour title.