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Tiger Woods Likely To Move Up In Rankings After Hero World Challenge

Tiger Woods Likely To Move Up In Rankings After Hero World Challenge

It was announced Monday that Woods will begin his latest return at the Hero World Challenge while playing in a twosome with reigning PGA Tour player of the year Justin Thomas, who won five times during the 2016-17 campaign and already once this season. Faxon added how happy he was to see the former No. 1 in the world closer to coming back to a sport he dominated for so many years. He was not concerned about swinging hard and going at it with the driver. "But he's in a great place mentally and physically". "It could be the next step, I just didn't know [when the pain would occur]".

"I was very impressed about him going out and being able to hit the golf shots he wanted, including being able to use his drive to draw and fade the ball".

"I think he had 24 birdies".

By all accounts, it seems like Tiger is finally ready for a full comeback onto the PGA TOUR and the Hero Challenge was the flawless spot to return. "The ball flight, the sound off the club, all of it was right there".

Since 2013, Woods, who is 41, has been on 79 career PGA Tour wins, and has made only 19 starts worldwide since the first of his four back surgeries March 31, 2014. "It's been a struggle for years", Woods said.

"The fact that I don't have any pain in my lower back compared to what I was living with for years, it's just remarkable", Woods told reporters on Sunday after a speedy practice round at Albany, where he will make his first start in nearly nine months at this week's Hero World Challenge.

"To finally come out on the good side of it is exciting".

Johnson said Friday's round with Woods and the President was a big change from when the two played the opening two rounds at Torrey Pines together in January, when both missed the cut. I am stiffer. Of course, [his lower back is] fused. He said: "Many may forget that I spent much of this year in bed so much I couldn't even get out of bed to have a ****". But he did it past me a few times. "Growing up watching it, I'd love to be able to actually play against it and compete against it".


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