After slipping down to 898th in the world golf rankings and over 460 days since his last tournament appearance it was time.
Tiger Woods was ready for action once again. “I’m not dead, I’m ready to go” he claimed.
It seemed that the famous “Hello world” moment had struck again and the return of the 14-time major champion was about to finally take shape.
It wasn’t a spectacular tournament for Tiger, who finished 14 shots behind winner Hideki Matsuyama, but rounds of 65 and 70 showed the golfing fraternity a glimpse of what could be.
— Stadium (@WatchStadium) December 2, 2016
The fist pumps were back. Tiger was gleaming from ear-to-ear. Not even a final round of 76 could dampen the mood.
Woods finished the week with the most birdies (24) out of the 18 man field.
So he was a bit rusty, nothing to worry about. If only it was that simple…
The long-awaited comeback was cut short as he withdrew from the Dubai Desert Classic in February, citing back problems after an opening of round of 77.
Since then the only insight into his game have been some swing videos that temporarily broke the internet and Rickie Fowler claiming that Woods’ has been hitting the ball past “way past” him during practice.
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) October 23, 2017
The former world number one will tee it up alongside the likes of Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson and Jason Day at the Hero World Challenge on 30th November once again.
Let’s hope that this is finally THE comeback we all want.