Tiger Woods to make golf return at his own Hero World Challenge

first_imgUS sports Share via Email Share on Pinterest Since you’re here… Tiger Woods is to play his first tournament in nine months after making himself available for the Hero World Challenge at the end of November. … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Twitter Woods, who hosts the tournament in the Bahamas, is to return after back surgery which has kept him out of competitive action since he withdrew from the Dubai Desert Classic in February. The 14-times major winner underwent a fourth back operation in three years in April and his agent, Mark Steinberg, said this month that he had been cleared to resume full golf activity following a check-up with his surgeon.Woods, 41, announced his participation in his own tournament with a post on Twitter which read: “I’d like to thank the committee of 1 for picking myself and Daniel Berger to play in this year’s HeroWorldChallenge.”A statement on Woods’s official website read: “I am excited to return to competitive golf at the Hero World Challenge. Albany is the perfect setting and it will be great to join this outstanding field. I want to thank Pawan Munjal and Hero MotoCorp for their continued support of this tournament and my foundation. I would also like to thank the fans for their unwavering support during my injury.”Woods, whose TGR Live organisation manages the Hero World Challenge, is joined in the field of 18 by Berger who won his second PGA tournament this year and represented the US in the Presidents Cup. The field also includes the world’s current top four ranked players – Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Hideki Matsuyama and Justin Thomas. Support The Guardian Tiger Woods Reuse this content Share on LinkedIn Read more Woods was last week placed on probation for a year after pleading guilty to reckless driving. He was also ordered to undergo a diversion programme after being found by police officers passed out in his car with prescription drugs in his system on 29 May.The American appeared at Palm Beach County Courthouse on 27 October where he was fined $250, ordered to pay $250 to Palm Beach County Victim Services, told to attend a driving under the influence school and complete 50 hours’ community service.The Hero World Challenge runs from 30 November to 3 December. news Paul Casey hands Ryder Cup boost to Europe with return to Tour Tiger Woods avoids jail after pleading guilty to reckless driving Read more Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook Golf Share on Messenger Topicslast_img read more