Two weeks after posting a video of himself advancing to hitting a driver in his rehab, Tiger Woods is officially hitting the links.
The 14-time major champion has announced that he’ll make his long-awaited return to competitive golf at the upcoming Hero World Challenge on November 30th and—back permitting—will be playing on Sunday December 3rd.
Posting the announcement to Twitter, Woods joked that he'd like to "thank the committee of one" for receiving one of two sponsor's exemptions into the 18-player tournament for which he has served as the longtime host.
Oh and if this sounds like a little deja-vu…it’s because it is. Woods threatened…um…made a similar return from injury at this same event last year.
And while he made the cut, he finished in a share of last place among those who completed four rounds, although he tied for the tournament lead in birdies with eventual champion Hideki Matsuyama.
Yeah, that’s now what they mean in golf when they say a good “up and down” game.
Anyway, let’s hope this return is where the déjà vu ends as he followed that tourney with a missed the cut at the Farmers Insurance Open a month later and then the withdrawal in Dubai the next week in February. Oh yeah, and then there was that “reckless driving charge.”
Here’s hoping it’s some great long driving for Tiger from here on in.