Christian Petersen/Getty Images(NASSAU, Bahamas) — Tiger Woods is set to return to competitive golf after a 15-month absence. He has been recovering from back surgery since September 2015.
The 14 time-major winner will return at the World Hero Tournament in the Bahamas.
This is not just a symbolic return. He is out there to win, even if he thinks it’s a tall order, as he told the media.
“I’m going to try to do the same thing I always do,” Woods said. “I’m entered in an event. I’m going to try to win this thing.”
Woods was scheduled to return seven weeks ago at the Safeway Open, but pulled out just three days before the tournament began because he felt he was not ready to compete against the best in the world.
This is a special tournament to Woods. He started it in 1999 at the urging of his late father and it has become a big fundraiser for his foundation.
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