Tiger Woods is set to make his big return from injury this week. The 14-time Major Champion, who has played only seven events in 2014 due to a nagging back injury, will make his comeback at the Hero World Challenge; an 18-player Invitational event that benefits his charity foundation. Seven of the World’s top eleven players will be in attendance, including Jordan Spieth, who has moved up to 11th in the World Rankings thanks to his win in Sydney.
No World Number One, Rory McIlroy, but the event will also see the return of 8th ranked Jason Day, who has not played since the Tour Championship in September because of a back injury. Woods, who has had a four month layoff, has been videod by the Tiger Woods Foundation in his preparation for the big return.
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. But there’s no hard feelings from Foley, who has jumped to Tiger’s defence in the wake of Golf Digest’s fake interview with the former World Number One. The Canadian was quick to back up Woods’ tipping habits, highlighting his charitable giving and generosity he witnessed during time spent with the athlete.
And finally, Ian Poulter’s prediction that he would one day be behind Tiger Woods in the World Rankings has finally come true! Unfortunately for Poulter it is because Woods has fallen to 24th in the rankings but the Englishman saw the funny side and shared the joke with his 1.79million Twitter followers.
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