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.

Woods added,

“I have way more shots now, because I’ve played way more golf. I can hit all the shots now, on call.”

Due to his concerns over the Zika virus, Paul Casey took the decision to pull out of playing at the 18-man field.

However, Justin Rose, Olympic champion will remain playing alongside other notable golfers such as Henrik Stenson, Open champion.

Woods last played in the Wyndham championship last year in August, and would have been out for no less than 466 days.

He won his 14th Major in June 2008, which is so far his last as he has not won any other tournament since 2013.

Woods also admitted that he was nervous, not just about competing once again in this tournament, but in every tournament he will ever feature in.

“Yes, I’m nervous, I’m nervous for every tournament I play in, whether it’s after a layoff, or six in a row, or a Major.” he concluded.