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After an extended absence, Tiger Woods looks to find his game once again

After an extended absence, Tiger Woods looks to find his game once again

Watch I Tiger Woods' multiple injuries interrupted a golf career for the ages.

Tiger Woods, left, gets the Green Jacket from Phil Mickelson, right, after winning the 2005 Masters at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., Sunday, April 10, 2005. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

Tiger Woods is officially getting back onto the golf course. After a fifteen-month absence from the sport, Woods will be participating in the Hero World Championship hosted by the Albany Golf Club & Beach Resort, according to USA Today

Tiger Woods watches his shot on the 11th fairway during practice at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., Wednesday, April 6, 2005. First round play of the 2005 Masters begins Thursday. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

According to an article on ESPN, Woods has a long laundry list of significant injuries that have kept him out of competitive action, including a torn ACL, a torn Achilles tendon, and at least three back surgeries.

FILE - This is a June 16, 2008, file photo showing Tiger Woods kissing the championship trophy after winning the US Open, against Rocco Mediate, left, after a sudden death hole following an 18-hole playoff round at Torrey Pines Golf Course, in San Diego. "I don't know of anyone who has been at the pinnacle consistently over 10 years _ in his case, more than 10 years," PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem said. Such dominance is what makes Woods a candidate for The Associated Press' Athlete of the Decade. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

Tiger's dominance in professional golf has been well-documented.  His fourteen professional golf major championships trail only Jack Nicklaus' eighteen for the most all-time. 

However, the injuries have certainly taken a toll on Woods' health, considering he hasn't won a golf major since the U.S. Open in 2008. His lengthy absences, coupled with poor performances, have caused his world ranking to take at significant blow. The former world No. 1 ranked golfer has fallen to No. 898 overall. 

Even Las Vegas oddsmakers list Woods as the heaviest of underdogs for the Hero World Championship, coming in at 40/1 odds to win the tournament, according to

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Regardless of the outcome in his first competitive golf tournament in over a year, the re-emergence of the once dominant, then dormant, golf champion hints that perhaps there may be something left in Tiger's tank after-all, and perhaps we might all be witness to his his greatness once more.  

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