On Saturday, the 15-time major champion announced he’ll compete at the Hero World Challenge Nov. 30-Dec. 3 in the Bahamas.
Woods hosts the annual event, in its eighth year in the Bahamas, that began in 2000. Among the golfers set to participate in this year’s edition are Scottie Scheffler, No. 1 on the PGA Tour’s World Golf Rankings, as well as other top-10 golfers, including Viktor Hovland (No. 4), Max Homa (No. 7), Matt Fitzpatrick (No. 8), Brian Harman (No. 9) and Wyndham Clark (No. 10).
Hovland (-16) won the 2022 Hero World Challenge, one of three wins for the Norwegian golfer during the 2022-23 season. Scheffler (-14) finished second.
Woods didn’t participate in last year’s event while recovering from plantar fasciitis. He only played two events during the 2022-23 season, finishing tied for 45th (-1) at the Genesis Invitational and withdrawing from the Masters in the third round after reaggravating his foot injury.
He last competed at the Hero World Challenge in 2019, finishing fourth (-14).
Woods has dealt with numerous injuries over the years, most prominently back issues that have required multiple surgeries and caused him to miss significant time.
He also suffered multiple leg injuries after being involved in a scary car crash in February 2021 but re-emerged for the 2022 Masters.
As often as Woods, 47, has been knocked down, he’s always found a way to get back up. It’s not a surprise that he’s making another return, but that doesn’t make his comeback any less remarkable.