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Excitement Builds as Tiger Woods Announces Comeback
The golf world is buzzing with anticipation as Tiger Woods, the legendary 15-time major winner, took to social media on Wednesday to reveal his upcoming return to competitive action. After a car accident in 2021 left him with serious leg injuries and limited his playing schedule, Woods has been eagerly awaited by fans and fellow players alike.
Awaited Return at Genesis Invitational
Set to make his comeback at the prestigious Genesis Invitational next week, which he also hosts, Woods will showcase his talent once again on February 15th at Los Angeles’ Riviera Country Club. As one of the PGA Tour’s Signature Events boasting increased prize purses and FedEx Cup points, this tournament attracts some of the biggest names in golf.
This year’s event will feature all of the top-ranked players in the world except for Jon Rahm who recently joined LIV Golf. Even Wyndham Clark, who triumphed at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am despite playing just 54 holes due to inclement weather conditions last week, will be present alongside other renowned professionals.
Hopes for a Victory and Resurgence
Tiger Woods aims to secure his first PGA Tour win since claiming a record-equaling 82nd triumph at the Zozo Championship back in October 2019. Following ankle surgery in April last year, which temporarily halted his progress on-course during recovery timeframes; he made a successful return finishing eighteenth out of a twenty-player field at the Hero World Challenge.
After his initial comeback, Woods participated in the PNC Championship where he teamed up with his son Charlie. Despite finishing tied-fifth amongst past major winners and their family members, this experience served to reignite his competitive spirit as they played alongside other golfing families at Florida’s Ritz-Carlton Club.
Aiming for Consistency Throughout the Year
Tiger Woods has set ambitious goals for himself as he embarks upon his 2022 season. Following the end of his long-standing partnership with Nike earlier this year, he is determined to play in one tournament per month throughout the upcoming year.
The Players Championship, often referred to as ‘the fifth major,’ will take place in March while The Masters initiates the annual major calendar in April. Golf enthusiasts around the world eagerly await Woods’ performance and hope to witness him once again competing at the highest level.