Tiger Woods says he’s ready to return — again

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Tiger Woods announced Tuesday he will return to competitive golf next month in a tournament he hosts.

Woods, who hasn’t played since finishing in a tie for 10th in the Wyndham Championship in August 2015, said he will play Dec. 1-4 in the Hero World Challenge at Albany in the Bahamas. The tournament, which benefits Woods’ foundation, features 18 of the game’s top players.

“I am excited to make my return at the Hero World Challenge at Albany and play in this terrific tournament,” Woods said in a press release from the event.

Woods last played in the tournament in 2014.

He was expected to play in the Safeway Open three weeks ago, the PGA Tour’s 2016-17 season opener. But three days before the tournament was to begin, Woods withdrew; on the same day he also withdrew from the Turkish Airlines Open on the European Tour, which is being played this week.

Woods said his troublesome back — he’s had three surgeries on the back since March 2014 — was not the problem. His game was, with Woods calling it “vulnerable.”


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