In Summary
  • The 14-time major champion has not played since February after a recurrence of back problems which forced him to miss the 2015-2016 season.
  • Woods has not played a competitive round since firing a 77 in the first round of the Dubai Desert Classic in February.

LOS ANGELES

Tiger Woods will make his latest return from long-term injury at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas next month, the former world number one confirmed on Monday.

The 14-time major champion has not played since February after a recurrence of back problems which forced him to miss the 2015-2016 season.

"I am excited to return to competitive golf at the Hero World Challenge," said Woods, who also made his last comeback at the tournament in Albany which benefits his charity foundation.

Woods 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.

Woods has not played a competitive round since firing a 77 in the first round of the Dubai Desert Classic in February.

Woods withdrew from the event the next day and underwent another back operation in April, his fourth back surgery in all, that sidelined him for the remainder of the season.

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