Tiger Woods’ competitive professional golf hiatus has been long. His last major round was in 2020 and his next is still unknown. And now, with his upcoming appearance at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, the question arises: what’s next for the 48-year-old Woods?
The low-key, no-cut tournament at the Albany Golf Club could be the perfect setting for Woods’ return. However, despite the chill vibe and small galleries, expectations for his return are minimal. Especially after recent surgeries and questioning his own capabilities, the best-case scenario for now seems like playing in one tournament a month, provided his health allows it.
However, Woods’ impact will extend beyond the tournaments themselves. With the ongoing negotiations between the PGA Tour and the breakaway LIV Golf tour, Woods, as a de facto leader representing the interests of the players, holds the heavy responsibility of shaping the sport’s future. Additionally, he will serve as a mentor for younger players, passing on his knowledge to help maintain the game’s strength. As the next phase of Woods’ career begins, the question of its end remains unanswered.
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