After a seven-month hiatus, golf legend Tiger Woods is ready to make his comeback. The 47-year-old will be participating in the Hero World Challenge later this month, marking his first competitive appearance since his withdrawal from The Masters in April. The tournament, which will take place in The Bahamas, will see Woods not only as a player but also as the host.
Woods had been sidelined due to ankle surgery he underwent in May, following his early departure from The Masters. Despite experiencing constant pain during the tournament, Woods managed to make it through three rounds of play. This came after a car crash two years ago that left him with severe leg injuries.
The Hero World Challenge, which was established in 2000 and serves as a benefit to Woods’ TGR Foundation, is set to feature a strong field of 20 invitational players. Among them are renowned golfers such as Scottie Scheffler, Viktor Hovland, Max Homa, and Matt Fitzpatrick. Notable American players Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, and Justin Thomas are also expected to participate.
While Woods has primarily focused on the four major championships in recent years, his absence from these events due to his recovery from surgery has allowed him to explore other roles in the world of golf. He has been seen supporting his son Charlie in junior tournaments and even caddying for him. In fact, Charlie recently won his Junior National Golf Championship qualifier, and his high school team also clinched the Florida High School state championship.
Looking ahead, Woods has exciting plans for next year. He is scheduled to participate in The TGL, a televised indoor golf league created in collaboration with the PGA Tour and co-founded by Woods himself and Rory McIlroy. Golf enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting Woods’ return and are thrilled to see the legendary golfer back on the course once again.