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Tiger Woods to Return From Long-Term Injury at Hero World Challenge

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Former world number one Tiger Woods will make his latest return from long-term injury at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas in November.

“I am excited to return to competitive golf at the Hero World Challenge,” the 14-time major champion said on Monday.

Woods has not played since February after a recurrence of back problems which forced him to miss the 2015-2016 season.

The American is included in an 18-man field which features many of world golf’s elite, including world number one Dustin Johnson and world number two Jordan Spieth.

During his latest injury layoff, Woods served as a US team assistant captain at the Presidents Cup last month.

The golf superstar has also battled demons in his private life, and was arrested for driving under the influence in May after being found asleep in his Mercedes-Benz by the side of the road near his home in Florida.

Woods, who was found to have five drugs including the powerful opioid hydrocodone in his system, later revealed he underwent professional treatment to help him manage his medications.

Woods last week pleaded guilty to reckless driving following the May incident.

Under a plea agreement reached in Palm Beach County, north of Miami, Woods will avoid jail time unless he commits major violations of his probation.



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