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He's Back

Tiger returns to the PGA Tour
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A MONTH AFTER finishing 10th at the Wyndham Championship, in August 2015, Tiger Woods underwent a microdiscectomy to repair his ailing back. A second procedure followed in October '15, his third back operation in 18 months. Woods has spent the last 14 months recovering, and he'll make his return at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas this week. Here's how he's fared after returning from previous injuries.

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YEAR

INJURY

TIME MISSED

RETURN EVENT

FINISH

2002

Left ACL scope

2 months

Buick Invitational

1

2008

Left ACL surgery

8½ months

Match Play Championship

17

2011

Left MCL sprain, Achilles strain

3 months

Bridgestone Invitational

37

2012

Left Achilles strain

2 weeks

Arnold Palmer Invitational

1

2013

Left elbow strain

4 weeks

British Open

6

2014

Back surgery (pinched nerve)

3 months

Quicken Loans National

Cut

2015

Back pain

2 months

Masters

17

2015

Back surgery (twice)

14 months

Hero World Challenge

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