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Can Tiger Woods Recover His Old Form?

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The professional golf world ended 2017 on a happy note with the return of its enigmatic prodigal son Tiger Woods. Woods played his first PGA Tour at the Hero World Challenge, over four years since his last win. It was also his first competitive action since undergoing spinal fusion surgery. 

For the many watching fans and golf aficionados, just seeing Woods back in competition is enough. The sport has missed his intense putting, solid swings, and fist-pumps. But, as expected, these trademark Tiger gestures were few and far between. Back surgeries are often deal breakers in the sport, and Woods has had his share. Given, too, the many dramas surrounding his personal life, it’s surprising and laudable that he is still keen on getting back into winning form. 
But can Tiger Woods indeed return to the PGA Tour leaderboards? Many critics are doubtful and advise that we temper our expectations. While Tiger himself has come back from a back surgery before, the chances that these retur…