Admit it, you’re a little excited.
Tiger Woods returns to the world of professional golf on Thursday at his own hosted Hero World Challenge in The Bahamas, claiming to be pain free after having not played golf in 10 months professionally.
The powers that be are treating it a bit like the moon landing. All four of Woods’ rounds will be televised. The first two on the Golf Channel from 12:30-4:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday (Eastern Time), then Saturday and Sunday on NBC.
Woods is partnered with 2017 PGA Player of the Year Justin Thomas. Woods has won the award 10 times.
Eight of the world’s top 10 players are in the field. Reigning #1 Dustin Johnson is partnered with defending US Open champion Brooks Koepka at 12:16 p.m. while the top two finishers in last season’s Race to Dubai – Tommy Fleetwood and Justin Rose – tee off together at 11:43 a.m.
Jordan Spieth is part of the final pairing of the day with Matt Kuchar at 12:38 p.m.