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Tiger Woods to return to competitive golf for first time since The Masters at Hero World Challenge, live on Sky Sports

Tiger Woods will return to action at Hero World Challenge, which is live on Sky Sports between Thursday and Sunday; Woods has not played competitively since withdrawing during The Masters in April; 15-time major champion underwent ankle surgery and missed final three majors of 2023

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Image: Tiger Woods has not played since The Masters in April after undergoing leg surgery

Tiger Woods will return to competitive golf for the first time since The Masters when he plays at the Hero World Challenge this week.

The tournament, which Woods hosts, runs between Thursday November 30 and Sunday December 3 in the Bahamas and is live on Sky Sports.

The 15-time major champion has taken the final spot in the 20-man field and will tee it up for the first time since withdrawing at Augusta National this spring due to plantar fasciitis.

Woods had his right ankle surgically repaired after The Masters and missed the final three majors of the year - the PGA Championship, the US Open and the Open Championship.

Speaking earlier this month, he said he was now pain free in his ankle but that other problems had emerged.

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Woods said: "My ankle is fine. Where they fused my ankle, I have absolutely zero issue whatsoever. That pain is completely gone. It's the other areas that have been compensated for."

He compared the problem to when he had fusion surgery on his lower back, saying: "All the surrounding areas is where I had all my problems and still do.

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"You fix one, others have to become more hypermobile to get around it, and it can lead to issues."

Woods has competed in five tournaments since his 2021 car crash but completed a full 72 holes just twice.

After the Hero World Challenge, Woods and his son Charlie will team up at December's PNC Championship in Orlando.

It will be the fourth time Tiger and Charlie have played together at the event, with the pair finishing tied for second in the 2021 tournament.

Watch Tiger Woods' return to action at the Hero World Challenge, live on Sky Sports from Thursday through to Sunday. Coverage of day one begins at 6.30pm on Sky Sports Golf. Stream with NOW.

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