PODCAST: When does Tiger Woods deserve our attention again?

PODCAST: Is Tiger Woods ready to return to the grind?

Tiger Woods returns to competition this week at his Hero World Challenge at his former Orlando-area home club, Isleworth, for his first tournament since missing the cut at the PGA Championship. Woods will take on 17 others in the no-cut event, equipped with a healthy back, a lighter frame and a modified swing a month into working with new swing "consultant" Chris Como.

However, for all of the hullabaloo about Woods' return, Woods has plenty to prove to himself, if not the world at large, a few big things: if he has it in him to chase Rory as he chases Jack, if he will grind instead of checking out when things look down and if he can perform, particularly on weekends where he struggled most under Sean Foley (not the guy to fault, just a reference point).

So what can we expect from Tiger Woods this week? We explore in this week's "The 19th Hole Golf Show."

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