GOAT Tiger Woods claims he can ‘absolutely’ win at 2023 Hero World Challenge during grand return to golf

Tiger Woods will make his first competitive start this weekend in seven months while last playing at the Masters in April.


GOAT Tiger Woods claims he can ‘absolutely’ win at 2023 Hero World Challenge during grand return to golf

Tiger Woods (Pic Credit: Imago)

The return of Tiger Woods is drawing closer with every minute. Following a seven-month absence from the greens, the golf veteran will make his return at the Hero World Challenge while being paired with Justin Thomas. At the press conference before the tournament, he was asked about his future and chances of winning. He claimed that he “absolutely” can emerge victorious this weekend.

A healthy Woods is said to be the most dangerous golfer in the world. Several professional players have previously admitted to being scared of him. The 47-year-old himself spoke about this and said it was their opponent’s problem if they were intimidated by him.

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It was likely that the press conference before the tournament would circle around him. He was asked several questions regarding the ongoing merger, Jay Monahan, the Ryder Cup, his future, and LIV Golf.

Speaking on his future, Woods claimed that he will retire from the sport when he can no longer win. He also admitted that he missed competing with the guys (golfers). When asked does this meant whether he could win this weekend he responded with the word, “Absolutely“.

"I love competing, I love playing... I miss being out here with the guys...But what drives me is that I love to compete. There will come a point in time, I haven’t come around to it fully yet, that I won’t be able to win again. When that day comes, I’ll walk".
Tiger Woods on his future through CNN.

Who will be Tiger Woods’ caddie at the Hero World Challenge?

As Tiger Woods gets ready to return to golf, there have been some questions regarding him. One big one has been who will be his caddie at the Hero World Challenge and for future tournaments in the 2023-24 season.

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This all comes as his former caddie Joe LaCava and Woods went separate ways in May. The duo had been together for twelve years before announcing their split. Since then LaCava has gone on to join Patrick Cantlay and is currently carrying his golf clubs. So who will do this job for Woods?

Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods (Pic Credit: Imago)

One potential option was his son Charlie Woods. The golfing legend was seen caddying for his son earlier, so the first thought of many was him. However, Woods playfully denied that and announced that his good friend, business partner, and TGR Ventures VP Rob McNamara would do the job for him this weekend.

Well at least for now, Woods does not have to worry about carrying his golf clubs. Who will get this job done on a full-time basis remains to be seen as the golf veteran starts to explore the options available for him in the 2024 season.

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