Tiger Woods: From world number one in Golf to rapid decline
Tiger Woods will make his latest return from long-term injury at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas next month. The 14-time major champion has not played since February after a recurrence of back problems which forced him to miss the 2015-2016 season. Woods has not played a competitive round since firing a 77 in the first round of the Dubai Desert Classic in February. Woods withdrew from the event the next day and underwent another back operation in April, his fourth back surgery in all, that sidelined him for the remainder of the season.Since then Woods has posted videos during his battle to regain fitness, most recently footage of him firing a “stinger” shot with a long iron. During his latest injury layoff, Woods served as a US team assistant captain at the Presidents Cup last month where said he was uncertain if he would ever return to competitive golf. The golf superstar has also battled demons in his private life, and was arrested for driving under the influence in May after being found asleep in his Mercedes-Benz by the side of the road near his home in Florida. Woods, who was found to have five drugs including the powerful opioid hydrocodone in his system, later revealed he underwent professional treatment to help him manage his medications (Video credit: Perform).