After weeks of videos and speculation, Tiger Woods made it official: he’s coming back.
On Monday, Woods announced on Twitter he’ll return to competitive golf in a month’s time at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. Woods and Daniel Berger were given the final two spots in the 18-man field. Just a guess, but it probably wasn’t a tough decision to add the 14-time Major champ.
“I am excited to return to competitive golf at the Hero World Challenge,” Woods said in a statement on his website. “Albany is the perfect setting and it will be great to join this outstanding field. I want to thank Pawan Munjal and Hero MotoCorp for their continued support of this tournament and my foundation. I would also like to thank the fans for their unwavering support during my injury.”
Woods hasn’t played in a tournament since withdrawing after the first round of the Dubai Desert Classic in February. In April, he underwent a fourth back surgery.
Woods also made a long-awaited return at the Hero World Challenge in 2016. He tied for the most birdies made at the event, but only finished 15th of 17 players.