Expert's take: How will Tiger play in return to action?

Woods hasn’t played since finishing in a tie for 10th in the Wyndham Championship in August 2015.
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NASSAU, Bahamas – Tiger Woods has put the rumors to bed about his demise since he arrived at Albany Golf Club last Saturday to put the final touches on his return to competitive golf for the first time in 15 months.

Ahead of Thursday’s first round of the Hero World Challenge at Albany Golf Club, Woods has shown the golf world he is healthy, he is powerful and long and he is relaxed and upbeat before finally getting back inside the ropes.

There are no disasters in wait at the end of his chipping clubs, his driver has been the best club in his bag through sessions on the range, practice rounds and the pro-am. He looks in sync with the new clubs in his bag – the three TaylorMade metal woods – looks comfortable with his Nike irons and trusty Scott Cameron putter in his hands and looks more than happy with the Bridgestone ball he is putting in play for the first time in his 20-year pro career.

Now, however, the most…

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