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Tiger Woods says he is returning in 2 weeks, will play his personal occasion

Tiger Woods smiles at the Masters.

Tiger Woods has dedicated to the Hero World Problem.

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After holding a spot for “TBD match exemption” when the preliminary subject record was launched for the Hero World Problem, Tiger Woods has stuffed that slot along with his personal title. Woods introduced Saturday he’ll make a return to aggressive golf for the primary time since April on the Hero World Problem on the finish of the month within the Bahamas.

Wait? Haven’t we seen this earlier than?

Woods made the identical strikes final yr, holding a spot within the elite 20-man subject, then committing to the occasion, earlier than withdrawing Monday of match week due to plantar fasciitis. Hopefully for him, he doesn’t repeat the third step in that course of.

He was onsite at Albany Golf Membership final December after which made simply his fourth PGA Tour begin since 2020 two months later on the Genesis Invitational, which he additionally hosts. On the Genesis, Woods made the minimize and accomplished all 72 holes for simply the second time since making an preliminary return from a devastating February 2021 single-car crash by which he sustained extreme accidents to his proper leg and foot.

Woods made yet another begin in 2023 on the Masters. Nevertheless, Woods withdrew halfway via the third spherical at Augusta citing his injured proper leg. A couple of days later, he underwent a subtalar fusion process to alleviate ache from an arthritic situation that developed after his earlier surgical procedures.

Because the newest surgical procedure, Woods has had only a handful of public appearances and even fewer the place he was seen hitting golf balls. Nevertheless, on the day of the announcement of his TGL franchise title and possession, he informed the Related Press’ Doug Ferguson his surgically repaired ankle was pain-free.

Tiger Woods hits a shot during the 2023 Masters.

Tiger Woods says surgically-repaired ankle is pain-free, however there’s a caveat


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“My ankle is okay,” Woods informed the AP. “The place they fused my ankle, I’ve completely zero problem in any way. That ache is totally gone. It’s the opposite areas which were compensated for.”

That was simply over every week in the past when rumblings have been already circling the golf world about his impending return.

Talking to Golf Channel, main champion Stewart Cink stated the 2 spoke on the World Huge Expertise Championship and Woods stated he was in “go-mode.” Cameras additionally caught footage and movies of Woods caddying for his son Charlie in junior tournaments.

Stars pull out

Woods wasn’t the one title to be added to the Hero subject. After asserting an preliminary subject of 19 golfers, two extra gamers, Lucas Glover and Justin Rose, have been added to the sphere as properly. The sector stays at 20 professionals as Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele have been quietly dropped from the commit record.

Schauffele has been a daily at Albany the previous few years, whereas Cantlay was set to make his first look on the Hero since 2019.

Xander schauffele at the 2023 Ryder Cup

Report: Schauffele, Cantlay’s Ryder Cup gripe drew PGA of America menace


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Cantlay was the middle of controversy on the Ryder Cup in Rome seven weeks in the past when a report from Sky Sports activities claimed he and Schauffele had divided the U.S. crew locker room over the problem of participant pay. The report additionally claimed Cantlay selected to be hatless out of protest that week.

The controversy was solely additional fueled when Schauffele’s father, Stephen informed The Instances the 2 have been practically faraway from the Ryder Cup roster over a contract dispute.

Cantlay made headlines once more this previous week when Rory McIlroy informed the Irish Unbiased his relationship with Cantlay, then a fellow PGA Tour participant director, was “common at greatest” they usually “see the world fairly otherwise.” McIlroy despatched shockwaves via the golf world a number of days later when he introduced his resignation from the PGA Tour coverage board.

Jack Hirsh

Golf.com Editor

Jack Hirsh is an assistant editor at GOLF. A Pennsylvania native, Jack is a 2020 graduate of Penn State College, incomes levels in broadcast journalism and political science. He was captain of his highschool golf crew and not too long ago returned to this system to function head coach. Jack additionally nonetheless *tries* to stay aggressive in native amateurs. Earlier than becoming a member of GOLF, Jack spent two years working at a TV station in Bend, Oregon, primarily as a Multimedia Journalist/reporter, but in addition producing, anchoring and even presenting the climate. He might be reached at jack.hirsh@golf.com.





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