The 14-time major champion is setting out his goals for his return to competitive action
Tiger Woods is making his return to golf this week after the longest break in his career.
A back injury forced him out of action and accounting for his failed attempt at a return last month, it's over a year since the 14-time major winner was fully involved in a tournament, finishing joint 10th at the 2015 Wyndham Championship.
His recovery to full fitness has been a gruelling one. Last year, he feared his golfing days were through and often needed assistance getting out of bed.
Woods is aiming make another challenge at a return this week when he tees up at the Hero World Challenge. Speaking ahead of the tournament, Woods said:
"I'm gonna give it my best, I'm gonna focus. I'm gonna do what I can do and put the ball in the correct spots and try and bury these puts and post scores, get myself in that mix come Sunday afternoon. I know that's a tall order since I've been away from the game for so long. I've made a lot of different changes to my game.
"The mindset is to go out and beat these guys, I know they're gonna go try and beat me. I'm setting out on phase two in my life, I call it phase two because I can't play this game forever at a competitive high level. Would I love to? Yes. Guys have played into their 70's and 80's but they're not competing at world class events. You can still play golf for a lifetime and I want to play golf for a lifetime but I know I can't compete out there for a lifetime."