Tiger Woods’ latest return to golf is just weeks away, and Rickie Fowler did his part to add hype.
Woods, who has not played a professional event since withdrawing from the Omega Dubai Desert Classic in February, has committed to play at the Hero World Challenge starting later this month.
Fowler (player) and Woods (assistant captain) have worked together with the U.S. national team during last year’s Ryder Cup victory and this year’s Presidents Cup win. Fowler told Golf.com Tuesday that Woods was smashing his driver “way by” him during practice rounds at Medalist Golf Club.
Asked Rickie if the rumors are true that Tiger’s been hitting it by him in practice at Medalist.
He said “Oh yeah. Way by.”
So yeah, Tiger’s back
— Dylan Dethier (@dylan_dethier) November 14, 2017
Fowler has signed on to join Woods at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas as part of a deep field including reigning U.S. Open winner Brooks Koepka, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Dustin Johnson.
Woods has undergone four back surgeries since the end of 2014, so his latest comeback could be his most important, yet.