• Alex Guglielmucci

Tiger Woods Returns to Competitive Golf

2017 marked one of the worst years for Tiger Woods. In one years’ time, Tiger went from being one of the best golfers to one of the worst golfers. He has been basically forgotten about.

At the end of the 2016 season, Woods played in his own tournament which was in the Bahamas and finished a career low of 15 out of 17 golfers. Heading into 2017, Woods decided to withdraw from the tournaments that he had already committed to play due to back issues.

Although this was not something new to Tiger, he had enough of fighting the back pain and ended up getting a fusion surgery to create space in his lower back to relieve the pain. Typically a surgery of that kind will sideline someone almost six months, which for Woods was the exact time frame.

Fast forward to December 2017 and Woods was back in the Bahamas playing the same tournament that he had finished almost dead last in one year prior. Woods ended up playing some of his best golf this tournament and finished tied for ninth ten shots behind winner Rickie Fowler. After watching this tournament, fans worldwide should keep an eye on Tiger Woods in 2018 as he looks to add on to his hall of fame career and become the Professional Golfers’ Association all time wins leader.

According to Woods’ website, he claims that, “I continue daily to improve my body to fight off injuries. I do not have much set in stone for 2018 but my first tournament of the year will be the Genesis Open in February.”

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