Tiger Woods was out recently to show the world that he was still yet alive as he made preparations for an epic comeback to the game after a sixteen month time out due to a back injury which had threatened to bring an end to his career.
Woods, 40 years old, had insisted as the Hero World Challenge began in Bahamas last weekend that he is “ready to go”
The former No. 1 who is now down to world No. 896, due to his period out has not featured in any competitive action for a while now due to the surgery he went through.
The American superstar was quoted as saying,
“I’m not dead. I’m ready to go. I want to compete.’’
Woods, was forced to pull out of his planned return two months back at the Safeway Open after he admitted that his game was vulnerable.
“I have way more shots now, because I’ve played way more golf. I can hit all the shots now, on call.” Read more “WOODS PREPARES FOR EPIC COMEBACK”
Tiger Woods is still apparently a deciding factor in the world of gold, especially when it comes to the audience interest, even keeping in mind the ever increasing popularity of Jordan Spieth and his goal of a second straight Masters win.
On Thursday, in the 1st round of Masters, ESPN attracted a 1.7 rating, averaging out 2.398 million viewers, as per Nielsen Fast National numbers. It was down from a 2.2 (3.218 million) viewers previous year, with Tiger in the pack.
It was said that the first round figures were much better than the ratings in 2014, the last year in where Tiger Woods was not in the pack. ESPN registered a 1.5 rating with a 2.006 million viewers. Woods has not played in any golf tournament as he recovers from his surgeries.
Woods is missing from this years Augusta National list for the second time in 3 years. He confirmed on Wednesday that he had amplified up his practice routine and was hitting the huge dog on his home course in Jupiter, Florida.
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