Tiger Woods will return at the Hero Challenge

The news was in the air and now it's official

by Andrea Gussoni
Tiger Woods will return at the Hero Challenge
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The news was in the air and now it's official. Tiger Woods will return to the green for the Hero World Challenge, an unofficial PGA Tour tournament organized by his foundation, scheduled for November 30th to December 3rd in the Bahamas.

The American champion announced it on Instagram.

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Woods has not competed since undergoing ankle surgery late last April, shortly after withdrawing from the Masters during the third round due to plantar fasciitis.

Eldrick Tont Woods, better known as Tiger Woods, born December 30, 1975 in Cypress (California), is an American golfer. Considered one of the greatest golfers of all time, he is one of the most popular athletes of the early 21st century.

Winner of 15 major tournaments, he revolutionized the world of golf with his sporting results and by attracting a new audience. Precocious, Tiger Woods started golf at a very young age and achieved an exceptional performance in all junior categories.

An amateur scrutinized for his extraordinary qualities, he turned professional at the end of the summer of 1996. Winner of the 1997 Masters, he became world number 1 less than a season after becoming professional. Dominant for most of the 2000s, various physical problems with his knees and back forced him to reinvent his game.

Commercial figure, Nike headliner, Tiger Woods multiplies lucrative contracts off the course, making him one of the richest athletes of the 2000s despite the scandals which taint his private life and his marriage in 2009.

In April 2019, at the age of 43, he achieved the feat at Augusta of winning a 5th Masters and his 15th career major title, eleven years after his last major victory. On May 6, 2019, he was decorated by United States President Donald Trump with the highest American civilian distinction, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

On March 8, 2022, he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. In seven appearances at the Ryder Cup, Tiger Woods has only participated in one success for the American team. He missed the success of the 2008 Ryder Cup and was also absent in 2014.

His record in this major competition is rather negative with 13 victories in 33 matches, losing 17 times and ending three games in a draw. In foursomes, his record is 5 successes for 8 defeats: he is not much better in fourballs with 4 victories, 8 defeats and 1 draw. Alone, Woods has a better win ratio and has only been beaten once in seven rounds, for four wins and two draws.

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