Tiger Woods returns to professional golf this week when he tees it up at the Hero World Challenge at Albany, in the Bahamas, beginning Thursday.
It’s a no-cut event, so as long as he stays healthy we will see four rounds from the 14-time major-winner. But there is still plenty to talk about before his opening round. Check back often for updates on Woods’s progress.
Woods teed off at 8:30 a.m. for his pro-am. He teed off on the first hole while Jordan Spieth was relegated to the 10th. It pays to be the host.
Now on the tee …
Good to have you back, TW. pic.twitter.com/HzmeQmwmVX
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) November 29, 2017
Woods played nine holes with Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler Tuesday afternoon. As you can see below, there’s a lot of trash talk happening.
— Michael Collins (@ESPNCaddie) November 28, 2017
As Tiger finishes his day with some chipping on 18, Patrick Reed rides by on a cart and shouts: “Don’t grind too hard! It’s only Tuesday…you’re getting old.”
Tiger: “Getting?” pic.twitter.com/BZ7AkJ7QzS
— Sean Zak (@Sean_Zak) November 28, 2017
Tiger gave a press conference at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) November 28, 2017
Tiger has been mixing it up with the young guns and having a lot of fun doing it. pic.twitter.com/RAOJqFk7KZ
— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) November 28, 2017
In an interview with Fox News, Brad Faxon talked more about Woods’s game:
“It was so impressive compared to anything we’ve seen with him do recently in the last couple years,” he said. “Dustin Johnson is the best player in the world for a lot of reasons, number one he is the longest hitter out there, and Tiger was right with him, a few holes drove it by him.
“I asked him, ‘What’s going to be the toughest thing for you, coming back?’
“He said, ‘Actually, controlling how far I’m hitting it. I haven’t hit the ball this far.’
Woods played nine holes with Patrick Reed.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) November 27, 2017
Worth noting that TW is a consistent 15 yards past P. Reed off the tee. It’s a practice round and Reed’s not the longest, but still.
— GC Tiger Tracker (@GCTigerTracker) November 27, 2017
Confirmed: Tiger Woods played golf today. pic.twitter.com/RD5wrGyCAm
— Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelESPN) November 27, 2017
Tiger played 9 with Patrick Reed, who said thing he was most impressed with were flighted shots, ones from rough and those around green. Here’s TW chipping … pic.twitter.com/s1hFs9nSUQ
— Brian Wacker (@brianwacker1) November 27, 2017
Woods rode in a cart and played a quick round on Sunday. Afterward he said “it’s remarkable” being able to play pain-free.
— GC Tiger Tracker (@GCTigerTracker) November 26, 2017