We have no idea when Tiger Woods will return to competitive golf, but a report now suggests we have a far-out sign post for a potential comeback.
The Herald Sun in Australia reported Friday that Woods will take part in an invitational tournament in Melbourne in 2017.
As described by the Sun, this tournament, sponsored by the Victorian provincial government and its tourism entity Visit Victoria, would invite Woods, world No. 1 and Australian Jason Day, as well Rory McIlroy. The report, however, also lacks a lot of particulars, including the dates of the event in 2017, the field size, the purse and the likely seven-figure appearance fee Woods — as well the others — could command to participate. We also don’t know if the tournament would be sanctioned by any professional tour or governing body.
Woods last played individually in Melbourne in November 2010, defending the Australian Masters title he won the year prior in wire-to-wire fashion, shortly before the National Enquirer reported Woods was having a marital affair with New York-based Rachel Uchitel. He then represented the United States in the 2011 Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne.