The former world No. 1 will tee off in his foundation’s Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas Thursday after 15 months away from the game following multiple back surgeries.
Just to be back playing is an achievement, says Woods, but the goal is the same as it ever was.
“I’m entered the event, I’m going to try to win this thing,” the 40-year-old reporters.
However, he was also quick to manage expectations.
“Winning is an evolution,” he said. “It’s going from at home on the range, then going out on my home course, then going into tournament setting, then on the back nine of an event trying to win and then ultimately it’s the back nine of a major, which is a totally different animal.
“Right now I…