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Tiger Woods will make competitive return at Hero World Challenge

After so many false dawns and disappointments, has the time finally arrived for Tiger Woods to make his full-time return to golf?

Woods has stated he will make his competitive return after nine months side lined with injury at the World Hero Challenge on 30th November.

The 14-time major champion, who has undergone four back operations in the past three years, hasn’t played since withdrawing from February's Dubai Desert Classic.

The 18-man event, which is hosted by 41-year-old Woods in the Bahamas, is an unofficial money event on the PGA Tour that always draws big crowds.

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"I'd like to thank the committee of one for picking myself to play," wrote Woods on Twitter.

Woods, who won the last of his major titles in 2008, had back fusion surgery in April. And, last month, said he may never return to competitive golf. However, his agent said in early October that Tiger had been cleared to resume playing.

Woods made a short-lived return after 15 months out at the same event in 2016, but withdrew after struggling to find anything close to the form he once possessed.

The Hero World Challenge features the world's top four players – Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Hideki Matsuyama and Justin Thomas, plus England's Justin Rose and Tommy Fleetwood.

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