Tiger Woods to return to competitive golf in Hero World Challenge

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After a nine month hiatus, he'll be playing in the 2017 Hero World Challenge November 30 - December 3rd at Albany, Bahamas.

"I am excited to return to competitive golf at the Hero World Challenge", Woods said. However, he also delivered the inept, often finding sandy waste areas off the tee or with his approach shots.

Woods keeps a home at Albany, the tournament site, and he is a five-time champion of the Hero, a tournament that generates charitable funds for the Tiger Woods Foundation.

Woods last competed on the PGA Tour in January for the Farmers Insurance Open; a tournament that Woods missed the cut in. The 41-year-old underwent a fourth back surgery one month later.

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After posting videos to social media of him swinging a club, Tiger Woods has announced he is officially back. Just a guess, but it probably wasn't a tough decision to add the 14-time major champ to the event.

Among those joining Woods in the field are Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Hideki Matsuyama, Justin Thomas, Jason Day, Rickie Fowler, Brooks Koepka, Matt Kuchar, Justin Rose, Alex Noren, Marc Leishman, Tommy Fleetwood, Francesco Molinari, Patrick Reed, Charley Hoffman, Kevin Kisner and Daniel Berger.

The Hero World Challenge will be the latest in a long-running comeback saga that has produced more downs than ups.

Last week he pleaded guilty to a charge of driving under the influence after he was found at the wheel of his SUV asleep beside the road in May with traces of the active ingredient for marijuana, two painkillers - Vicodin and Dilaudid - the sleep drug Ambien and the anti-anxiety drug Xanax in his system, but no alcohol.