It's a moment the golf world has anticipated for more than a year: Tiger Woods' return to competitive golf.
The sport has been without Woods since August 2015 as Woods struggled to recover from injuries and surgeries. The world waited to find out when -- and if -- he'd come back.
Today he posted on his website that he plans to return to three events this year, the first being the Safeway Open in October. Needless to say, golf fans everywhere were ecstatic, responding with a flood of happy gifs, emojis and jokes.
When you hear Tiger Woods is COMING BACK! pic.twitter.com/MFS9BdDBOW— Bunkered Golf Mag (@BunkeredOnline) September 7, 2016
Hello (again) world ...— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) September 7, 2016
When you heard Tiger Woods is planning to tee it up at the Safeway Open. pic.twitter.com/YIRG92tMFz— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) September 7, 2016
Pretty sure this Tiger announcement stems from him being embarrassed about telling the class full of kids he plays Call of Duty for a living— Jon Sherman (@practicalgolf) September 7, 2016
The return of Tiger Woods is near ... pic.twitter.com/BOeYyxFwWF— U.S. Open (USGA) (@usopengolf) September 7, 2016
When you find out that Tiger's back... pic.twitter.com/pSSE7ovco7— The Open (@TheOpen) September 7, 2016
Safeway Classic: the real 5th major. https://t.co/Z87QJDk3fn— Jeff Ritter (@Jeff_Ritter) September 7, 2016
Golf fans everywhere... pic.twitter.com/G9Q5zSiASH— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) September 7, 2016