One round of golf on a relatively tame layout does not constitute a comeback for the greatest golfer of his generation.
But I am glad to see that Tiger Woods shot a 69 today at the Hero World Challenge tournament in The Bahamas.
It’s been more than 300 days since Woods played competitive golf. The game has flourished nicely without him. However, for many golf fans — such as yours truly — professional golf has been lacking a bit of the star power that Woods brings to any tournament he enters.
He has gone through four back surgeries. He sought to come back once, perhaps prematurely. He couldn’t swing a golf club without experiencing great pain.
But here we are. Woods played a solid round of golf today.
I hope he can string three more good rounds in the sport he dominated during the late 1990s and the early 2000s.
I get that no one is bigger than the sport at which he or she excels.
My hope, though, is that Tiger Woods can come back and give the game some of the pizzazz he brings to it every time he tees it up.