Woods comeback confirmed
Tiger Woods will return to competition at Isleworth this week after a four-month injury lay-off.
The world’s most celebrated golfer will make his comeback at the same gated community where his historic golf career began to unravel five years ago.
His return to action will be at the 18-player Hero World Challenge invitational event that benefits his charity foundation.
Woods has only played in seven events this year and will be up against seven of the world’s 11 top players.
The field includes eighth-ranked Australian Jason Day in his return from a back injury and 11th-rated Jordan Spieth, coming off a victory in last week’s Australian Open.
World number one Rory McIlroy will not participate.
“We’re thrilled about the depth and talent of our field,” Woods said.
Woods, ranked 24th, moved the event this year from California to the same neighbourhood where he drove into a fire hydrant in late November of 2009.
The accident began a series of revalations which led to his eventual divorce from his wife Elin in 2010.
The Challenge will be the first tournament for Woods since he named Chris Como as his new swing consultant last month following a split with swing coach Sean Foley in August.
“I’m excited to be back competing,” Woods tweeted two when he announced he was working with Como.
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