Tiger Woods Tiger Woods makes his return to golf at the 2023 Hero World Challenge at Albany in the Bahamas.

The golf world has not seen legendary golfer Tiger Woods in the PGA Tour event since the 2023 Masters Tournament. Just short of a year later, Woods has announced his return to the sport, coming sooner than you may think.

Woods’ return to golf outside of the PGA Tour came back in December in the small-field Hero World Challenge and the PNC Championship (a father/son event).

He took to social media on Wednesday to announce that he will be competing in the Genesis Invitational at The Riviera Country Club next week.

“Excited to be a playing host next week @thegenesisinv,” tweeted Woods.

Fans took to social media to offer their excitement about Woods’ return to the highest level of golf.

The PGA Tour obviously has its fair share of stars whether it be Scottie Scheffler, Rory McIlroy, or Justin Thomas among others.

But Tiger is still simply the most popular golfer in the world when he is active. And this could be a sign of things to come for him as he potentially is preparing for some of the upcoming majors like The Masters.

Still, it is a bit interesting to see him competing in this tournament in particular when you consider his history at Riviera Country Club.

Even at the heights of his power, this wasn’t exactly the best course fit for Woods. Woods has never won at Riviera Country Club in his 13 career starts at the course.

That does present a challenge for him, which could be exactly what he is looking for in this latest return to golf.

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About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.