Tiger set for Hero World Challenge return

Tiger Woods is set to return to competitive action after a seven-month absence when he plays in the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas at the end of this month.

Woods has not played competitively since withdrawing from the Masters in April, after which he had ankle surgery.

The 47-year-old is host of the Hero World Challenge at Albany, a 20-player invitational event that begins on November 30. He is joined by exemptions Justin Rose and Lucas Glover, while the likes of Scottie Scheffler, Jordan Spieth, Matt Fitzpatrick and Viktor Hovland are also taking part.

Woods withdrew in the third round of the Masters in April and had surgery later that month to treat arthritis linked to injuries suffered in the 2021 car crash that sidelined him for nearly 14 months. He has struggled to walk courses for four rounds since the accident, but recently caddied for son Charlie in a 54-hole tournament.