He’s back! Tiger Woods makes his triumphant return to golf on the first day of the Hero World Challenge on Dec. 1. After more than a year away, how will the golf icon do? Don’t miss this event – click to watch!
The 2016 Hero World Challenge will have a sight that some feared they would see again: Tiger Woods playing competitive golf. The 40-year-old has been on the shelf for sixteen months and now, arguably the greatest golfer of all time hits the links for this tournament at the Albany, new Providence golf course in The Bahamas. Coverage of Day 1 kicks off at 1:30 PM ET so get set to see Tiger’s comeback.
Day 1 of the Hero World Challenge coverage will be broadcast by the Golf Channel and be watched via Golf Live Extra. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE HERO WORLD CHALLENGE DAY 1 LIVE STREAM
The last time Gold competed in a round of competitive golf, it was in the 2015 Wyndham Championship, according to PGA.com. He tied for 10th place. The 2015 season was a bad one for Tiger, as he only played four rounds at seven tournaments. He missed the cut for three of the four majors. He might as well have sat that one out, as Tiger finished 17th at the Masters. Yikes.
What followed was a round of back surgery and a lot of disappointment. Tiger said he would return to golf and hoped to make the Safeway Open. He couldn’t make it in time, but announced on Nov. 1 that he would return to the Hero World Challenge.
There’s nerves, of course, because I care about what I do out there,” Tiger said ahead of the tournament, according to The New York Times. Thankfully, there’s no pain. “I’m sitting here in front of you guys with a different reality because things have improved so much.” That’s great news!
If there were any place for Tiger to stage a comeback, it would be this. This tournament is hosted by Tiger himself and it only features 18 top-ranked golf pros. This year sees b 32, Jordan Spieth, 23, Hideki Matsuyama, 24, Brooks Koepka, 26, Henrik Stenson, 40, Patrick Reed, 26, Rickie Fowler, 27, Justin Rose, 36, and Bubba Watson, 38. Dustin and Jordan are the odds on favorites. While Tiger isn’t expected to win, the golf world is just glad to see him back.
Are you excited to watch Tiger’s return to golf, HollywoodLifers? Do you hope he wins the Hero World Challenge?