Tiger Woods has announced his intention to return to professional golf, having missed much of the 2017 PGA Tour season through injury. Woods, who is one of the most successful players in the history of golf, has endured numerous injury setbacks in recent years, compounded by personal problems in the last few months. Fans have been waiting for his return – with many eager to see him recapture the sort of form which saw him fourteen major championships – including those memorable wins at the U.S. Open in 2000, and the Masters in 2005.
Woods did tee it up earlier in 2017, but hasn’t looked anywhere near fit since around 2015. His last tournament win came in 2013 – his 79th on the PGA Tour. He will hope to build up his form again and break Sam Snead’s PGA Tour wins record – Woods is just three behind Snead. With Woods having legions of fans – many have been excited by this announcement. Woods last month suggested he might not ever play professionally again, but after stepping up his recovery in recent days, he now appears to be in the position to return fully.
Woods made the announcement on his website today that he intends to play at the 2017 Hero World Challenge – an event that will take place four weeks from now. Woods has had a difficult 2017, with a much publicised DUI arrest, along with various injury troubles. Woods was a vice-captain at the 2017 Presidents Cup, where he helped Team America to a victory. The wait for Woods to return is almost over, it will be interesting to see how he will do on his return!