Tiger Woods officially declared on Wednesday that he is planning to make a competitive return to Golf on October starting with the Safeway Open in Napa, California, after taking a break of over a year. The 14-times winner said that he would participate in the Turkish Airlines Open competitions in November and the Tiger Woods Foundation-organized Hero World Challenge scheduled for December. However, his participation will depend on his continued progress and recuperation.
Tiger Woods, the most accomplished player of his generation and perhaps of all the time, has not engaged in any competitive golfing activities since the Wyndham Championship that took place towards the end of August 2015. He has been recuperating from several back injuries.
Woods said that he would continue to embrace the rehabilitation program up to the point where he can make plans comfortably. He is optimistic that he will recover and return to competitive golfing soon. During the break, Woods, who will turn 41 this December had a quality time with his kids (Sam and Charlie) and oversaw several projects such as golf-course design. The 2016-2017 PGA Tour’s season-opener will start from October 13-16 at Spa and Silverado in Napa.
Overwhelmed by injuries
Overwhelmed by injuries and significantly poor form, Tiger Woods has managed to compete in only 18 PGA Tour’s events. He has recorded only one top-10 position during the entire period with six missed cuts as well as three withdrawals. He decided to take a break to gain full recovery and work on his form before participating in competitive games.