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When was the last time Tiger won a tournament? Woods to tee it up at the Hero World Challenge

Woods will return to competitive action at the Hero World Championship, the 15-times major champion confirmed on Saturday.

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Woods will return to competitive action at the Hero World Championship, the 15-times major champion confirmed on Saturday.
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Tiger Woods will return to competitive action at the Hero World Championship, the 15-times major champion said on Saturday, in what will be his first PGA Tour start since undergoing ankle surgery in April earlier this year.

Woods, 47, is hosting the tournament in Albany, Bahamas which features six top-10 players in its 20-player field, including American world number one Scottie Scheffler and tees off on 30 November and concludes on 3 December.

Woods did not play in a major tournament this year, withdrawing from the Masters due to his ankle operation and missing the PGA Championship, U.S. Open and British Open.

After abandoning Augusta, the 47-year-old Woods underwent surgery again to remedy the post-traumatic arthritis he was suffering from as a result of the serious traffic accident he sustained in 2021. “My ankle is fine. The pain has completely disappeared. It is other areas that have been compensated. It is in the areas around the ankle where I had the problems and I still have them,” Woods told AP a few weeks ago.

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2023 Tiger Woods of the U.S. BRIAN SNYDERREUTERS

Tiger’s appearances in tournaments have come in dribs and drabs since his serious accident in 2021. Woods, with problems walking, has only competed in two tournaments this year: the Genesis Invitational, in which he was 43rd, and the aforementioned Augusta Masters. In 2022, he only participated in three events: the Masters, PGA Championship and British Open.

Woods’ last major glory came at the 2019 Masters, where he held off several top players to win by one shot. It was the first major win for Woods in 11 years.