Tiger Woods is on track to return to the PGA Tour at the Hero World Challenge in December according to his agent Mark Steinberg.
Via Bob Harig:
Woods is, “getting after it a bit more, continuing to work toward that goal and excited to get back out there and compete, see the guys and be in the locker room instead of being an assistant captain.”
“The determination is still there,” Steinberg told ESPN. “We’ve still got two weeks to go, but he is doing the things necessary to get himself as ready as he can be, but it’s going to be 15 months since the last time he played competitively.”
Woods was scheduled to compete in the Safeway Open in October and the Turkish Airlines Open in November but pulled out of both because he didn’t feel his game was ready. Woods has not only taken his time with his recovery and comeback but is also testing new equipment after Nike announced they were shutting down their equipment manufacturing.
Woods was spotted hitting a TaylorMade M1 three wood on the range at his home course Medalist. Woods was rumored to have been a part of a group that was in the running to purchase the golf equipment manufacturer
🚨MAJOR VIDEO🔥 Tiger Woods seen hitting TaylorMade M1 3 wood this morning at Medalist. Via Will Wilcox Snapchat (@yuell365) pic.twitter.com/oNDDGqFGAQ
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Jason Dufner was also with Woods and appears to be walking up for a turn with the TaylorMade club as well.
Woods’s swing looks much more comfortable than he did at an event for his charity in October. When he does return to the sport, all eyes will not only be on his game, but what equipment he has decided to go with as well.