The day has finally arrived. Tiger Woods is ending his sabbatical from golf and will return for the 2016-2017 PGA Tour season. This is; of course, pending no set backs in his rehab from multiple back surgeries. Tiger has not won a PGA tour tournament since 2013. His major championship drought goes back all the way to 2008. Here is Tiger’s official announcement on Twitter:
Tiger will return at the Safeway Open in California followed by appearances in Turkey and at the Hero World Challenge. The Hero World Challenge has a partnership with The Tiger Woods Foundation. It will be a big deal to see Tiger on the course in support of his foundation.
A few months ago, I officially wrote off Tiger Woods. I said that he was done and would never win again. Although this is probably a safe assumption, deep down I really hope Tiger can return to some competitive form.
This most recent string of back injuries along with the rehab process marks a last stand for Woods. If he cannot stay healthy now, it is safe to say his career is over. If Tiger Woods can stay healthy, it would not be dumb to say that he can win again and even contend at a major. This past season, an older Phil Mickelson traded blows with Henrik Stenson to nearly win his second Open Championship. If Phil can still keep up with the young guns, than the greatest golfer of our generation is also capable.
Like I said a few months ago, prove the haters wrong Tiger.
My official obituary of Tiger Woods golfing career can be viewed here.