Calgary Herald - - SPORTS -

For the sec­ond straight year, Tiger Woods will re­turn from back surgery at his hol­i­day tour­na­ment in the Ba­hamas the week af­ter Thanks­giv­ing. Woods has not played since he with­drew from the Dubai Desert Clas­sic on Feb. 3 with back spasms. Two months later, he had his fourth back surgery in just over two years. Woods will be part of the 18-man field at the Hero World Chal­lenge, which starts Nov. 30 at Al­bany Golf Club. While spon­sor ex­emp­tions are lim­ited to the top 50 in the world, Woods is ex­empt as the tour­na­ment host. His lat­est pro­ce­dure was a fu­sion surgery — the pre­vi­ous three were mi­crodis­cec­tomy surg­eries — and Woods re­ported in­stant relief. Doc­tors gave him clear­ance to prac­tise with­out lim­i­ta­tions about a week later, and Woods had been post­ing video on Twit­ter of a full swing with an iron, a driver and then his sig­na­ture stinger shot with the driver.

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