On Saturday, he made the announcement on X that he will play in the Hero World Challenge, which he will host in the Bahamas from November 30 to December 3.
“Tournament host @TigerWoods to play in the 2023 #HeroWorldChallenge,” TGR Live tweeted.
“He is joined by exemptions @JustinRose99 and @Lucas_Glover_ to round out the field of 20 set to complete at Albany, Bahamas Nov. 30 – Dec. 3.”
This will be Woods’ first start since he pulled out of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club in April during the third round.
Two weeks later, he underwent subtalar fusion surgery on his right ankle to treat post-traumatic arthritis brought on by injuries from an automobile accident in February 2021.
Recovery from injury
After undergoing surgery, Woods has made a rapid return and he is now ready to return to the golf course.
“My ankle is fine,” Woods told the Associated Press in early November.
“Where they fused my ankle, I have absolutely zero issue whatsoever.
“That pain is completely gone. It’s the other areas that have been compensated for.”
Past Hero World Challenge involvement
Woods has not participated in the Hero World Challenge since placing fourth in 2019.
Last year, he was expected to play, but he pulled out due to plantar fasciitis in his right foot.