A pictorial review of the last 30 days from around the world.
Tiger Woods once again made a return to competition in the Bahamas at the tournament he hosts. This time around he exceeded nearly every expectation, twice shooting 4-under 68 while tying for ninth among the 18-man field. Having re-tooled his swing following fusion surgery, Woods appeared relaxed, happy and healthy while briefly taking the lead during the tournament’s second round.
What lies ahead for Woods in 2018 remains uncertain, as the stop-and-start nature of this past season serves as a cautionary tale. But after a harrowing arrest and another serious surgery, he seems once again focused on his game, intent on chasing down a new crop of elite talent, some of whom are barely more than half his age.
Woods projects to have a light schedule before the 2018
Masters. He has not played in a major championship since 2015, and has not won one since defeating Rocco Mediate in an 18-hole playoff at the 2008 U.S. Open. He has announced to play the Genesis Open, February 15-18 at Riviera Country Club in California, as the Tiger Woods Foundation serves as the Genesis Open host organization.