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Tiger Woods announces return to competitive golf after ankle surgery

Tiger Woods, the legendary golfer with 15 major titles under his belt, disclosed his comeback to the competitive greens at the Hero World Championship. This marks his PGA Tour comeback since his ankle surgery earlier this year, in April.

Set to take place from Nov. 30 to Dec. 3 at Albany, Bahamas, the tournament is hosted by Woods himself, featuring an elite field of 20 players, including six top-10 participants, notably the American world number one, Scottie Scheffler.

This return follows Woods’s absence from major tournaments this year, prompted by his withdrawal from The Masters due to ankle surgery. His recovery journey has been an uphill battle, especially following significant leg injuries sustained in a car crash back in 2021.

Aside from the ankle surgery, Woods is currently contending with two main health concerns that impact his game. The ankle surgery, while successful, hasn’t fully resolved mobility issues in his right leg. Additionally, ongoing plantar fasciitis has been a persistent challenge, forcing occasional tournament withdrawals and causing him recent setbacks, including his withdrawal from The Masters due to a reaggravation of the condition.


Despite these hurdles, Woods remains resilient, dedicating himself to regaining fitness and health to potentially make a return to competitive golf. Expressing disappointment over his recent setback due to plantar fasciitis, Woods conveyed gratitude to his supporters and fans for their unwavering encouragement.

In his own words, Woods recently shared, “I am disappointed to have to WD this morning due to reaggravating my plantar fasciitis. Thank you to the fans and to @TheMasters who have shown me so much love and support. Good luck to the players today!”

This update hints at Woods’ ongoing determination to overcome health challenges and signals his desire to return stronger to the game he’s mastered over decades.

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