Brace yourselves – Tiger's back in action

If you've been living under a brick the past week then you might have missed the news that Tiger Woods is returning to action next week. He and his son Charlie will play in the PNC Championship in Florida for the second year running, and less than 10 months after that near-fatal car crash.

Woods hitting balls again has been a constant sight on social media the past few weeks and we will now get to see him in competitive action - the PNC is a 36-hole scramble and therefore the ideal place to begin his playing comeback, not that this one will likely end in a load of PGA Tour action.

"Although it’s been a long and challenging year, I am very excited to close it out by competing in the PNC Championship with my son Charlie. I’m playing as a dad and couldn’t be more excited and proud," Tiger Woods said in a tournament press release.

As for that PGA Tour return the guessing games continue though he was hitting balls and drivers during his tournament in the Bahamas last week.

“I'll put it to you this way, as far as playing at the Tour level, I don't know when that's going to happen,” Woods said. “Now, I'll play a round here or there, a little hit and giggle, I can do something like that. To see some of my shots fall out of the sky a lot shorter than they used to is a little eye-opening, but at least I'm able to do it again.

"That's something that for a while there it didn't look like I was going to. Now I'm able to participate in the sport of golf, now to what level, I do not know that. I'll keep you abreast, all of you abreast as progress continues to go on, whether I'll be out here and at what level and when.”

The likelihood is that Woods will take advantage of his son's tee shots and a golf cart – let the hype and clamour begin.


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