Tiger Woods is back in action after being sidelined for nearly 16 months due to back-related issues.
Woods competitive comeback was at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas last week. The 40-year-old planned to return at last month’s PGA Tour’s Safeway open in California, but withdrew three days before the opening round saying his game was not sharp enough.
The 14-times major champion told media hee is now in better shape to return to the competition. Woods is now ranked number 898 in the world said he hopes to return to playing regularly in 2017 and would like to play in the Presidents Cup in New Jersey.
“I would consider a lot of things but i would like in the hearts of hearts to play a full schedule next year, you know I really want to play and one of my goals, I’ve told our captain (for the Presidents Cup) next year that I know I’m an assistant already but I’d like to be a playing assistant and so that was kind of the idea going into this year’s Ryder Cup but it didn’t quite pan out that way so, and hopefully next year I can start playing some more events.”
Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama claimed the victory at the Hero World Challenge. Woods finished 14 shots back in his much-anticipated return to competition.