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Tiger Woods Ends 7-Month Hiatus With a Roaring Comeback Update

Published 11/18/2023, 12:31 PM EST

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It’s happening! After giving a glimpse of his progress in walking and swinging after his recovery period, Tiger Woods is finally making a comeback. The news comes just days after the 47-year-old caddied for his son, Charlie Woods, at a state junior-level competition.

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Whoever stated that it was impossible for Tiger to compete in a Tour event can now be silent. Woods has announced his comeback through the 2023 Hero World Challenge that is to be conducted in the Bahamas.

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Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele were the headlines during the Ryder Cup for all the wrong reasons. Similarly, the duo became the talk of the town after they decided to withdraw from the Bahamas event. While the news was heartbreaking, many, including Essentially Sports, predicted Woods would use this as an opportunity to make a comeback. And that is exactly what he did!

The 15-time major champion announced the news through his TGR Live social media profile. Tournament host @TigerWoods to play in the 2023 #HeroWorldChallenge,” they announced, undoubtedly sending the golf world into a frenzy.


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Along with the update of the legend returning to the greens, TGL Live also revealed two other golfers alongside Woods who would fill the spots left vacant due to the sudden withdrawals and play via exemptions: Justin Rose and Lucas Glover.

The Hero World Challenge will begin on November 30 at the Albany Golf Club. Notably, the event is a bit too close to Woods’ heart, as the benefit would go to the Tiger Woods Foundation. It is a PGA Tour event; however, due to its nature, none of the players competing would get either FedEx Cup points or official money. Yet now the golf world will undoubtedly be tuned in more than ever before to see Woods’ comeback on the greens!

Woods’ comeback after a long hiatus


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It has been seven months since the world of golf witnessed their favorite limping at the ANGC and finally giving up during the mid-game. Since then, the golfer has had to go through several medical procedures and spend months in recovery to be able to walk without such difficulties.

It is not the first time an injury has forced the 15-time major winner to the sidelines of the course. After all, just a few years ago, back in 2018 and 2021, he suffered ailments that couldn’t help but throw him out of form. Nonetheless, just like he came back and gabbed his 5th Green Jacket in 2019 at Augusta, this recent comeback of his also stands testament to the fact that there isn’t much that can keep him away from the greens.


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While many critics used his current setback to announce that his era had ended, his loyal fans always stood by him. Winning the Bahamas event would certainly be tough for Woods; however, considering all of the mighty comebacks he has ever made, it is definitely no impossible feat!

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Written by:

Anjana Prabhakaran


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Anjana Prabhakaran is a Golf content writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Master's degree in Public Administration and considers researching as one of her hobbies. As her family is interested in sports, Anjana grew up watching every sport on television.
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