Tiger Woods is finally planning on playing on the PGA Tour again

Woods' last competitive round was at the Wyndham Championship, where he tied for 10th. The superstar golfer announced on September 7 that he's finally ready to return to the golf world after recovering from two back surgeries.

Woods missed the entire 2016 season as he has continued his rehabilitation, saying in the statement it was hard but the right thing to do. That event is the first of the 2016-17 PGA Tour season.

Tiger Woods is back, or at least he plans to be, announcing a planned three-event 2016 schedule as part of his comeback from a pair of Fall 2015 back surgeries.

Woods, who has dealt with injuries to his back, left knee, elbow, neck and wrist and missed considerable playing time in the past, said it has been hard to miss tournaments but he was "smart about my recovery and didn't rush it". After his withdrawal from the sport's front line, there was much speculation as to whether or not Woods, now 40, would ever appear again.

"He needs to get back out here", U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson said. Finally, and with the element of drama so associated with his every move, Tiger is back. Winning? I don't see it right away. He and seven other players skipped the 2012 Frys.com Open (since renamed the Safeway Open) for a lucrative exhibition event in Turkey.

Woods, who turns 41 in December, has 79 career PGA Tour wins and 14 major championships.

"I'm sort of glad I'm not there that week".

"I'm sort of glad I'm not there that week ... it's going to be a bit of a circus", McIlroy said. I just love watching him play golf.

Woods' return could be welcome news for the PGA, which has had the challenge of replacing the sport's most recognizable face. He hasn't seriously contended in a major since 2013.

Woods has not won a major since the 2008 US Open after battling a number of knee, leg and back injuries. "There's nothing wrong with his iron game", Miller said on Golf Channel's "Morning Drive". "I don't know the state of his health".

  • Julie Sanders