Watching Woods return in this abnormal setting that is much his own creation has been like watching someone relearn how to walk...on a balance beam. A misstep left or right was bound to happen, and it will probably do him some good.
The driver has played a big role in Woods’s hype train this past month. It was the club he swung in his first video published to Twitter after getting the green light from his doctors six weeks ago. Most recently, Patrick Reed, Rickie Fowler and Brad Faxon all commented on Woods’s impressive length off the tee.
Tiger Woods is making his 2017 comeback at the same course he mounted his 2016 comeback, answering many of the same questions he did a year ago. We've seen this movie before, only now the dissonance in the golf world about Woods’s prospects has never been more acute.
Tiger Woods needs to simply finish four rounds at the Hero World Challenge next week to soar in the Official World Golf Ranking. If Woods were to win, he would reach a mark he hasn't seen in more than two years.