He might have fallen to 898th in the rankings but Tiger Woods’ return to professional competition is still big news.
Woods returns to golf at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas this week after spending more than a year out from the sport having undergone surgery on back problems.
The 40-year-old has said he is moving into “phase two” of his life but the interest around the 14-time major tournament winner’s return suggests the public are as excited to see him as they were at the start of his career.
Early Christmas present; Tiger Woods is back tomorrow!!!— PGA Tour Driven (@pgatour_driven) December 1, 2016
Two. More. Days. 💪🏻https://t.co/zmSAAeK3o4— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) November 29, 2016
Does Woods still have the magic that earned him the Tiger Slam in 2001?
But most of all, it was the return of Tiger’s famous drive that got people talking. Think Roger Federer’s backhand or David Beckham’s free-kicks.
Tiger Woods hit the range on Wednesday.
And it was great to see. https://t.co/RJoazYkSuC— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) November 30, 2016
The swing we've all been waiting for ... https://t.co/IayDADea5y— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) November 30, 2016
Is there another major in the former world number one?