While it appears the golf season is winding down for some, for others it is just getting started.
Not only is this the official start to the 2016-2017 FedExCup schedule, but also for longtime missing great, Tiger Woods. Woods officially committed to play in the Safeway Open. This opens up the door for a lot of excitement to return to the PGA Tour. And for Woods, most likely some nerves, as he has been absent from the game for so long.
Golf fans everywhere are excited.
Tiger's officially coming back. https://t.co/zmSAAeK3o4
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) October 7, 2016
The host of this year’s Safeway Open tournament has an interesting history and is now once again in the making for making some more.
So what event here is Tiger returning to?
The 2016 Safeway Open is being held at the Silverado Resort and Spa, located in the wine country of Napa, California. The Silverado Resort and Spa was once the estate of a Civil War general and later, a U.S. Senator from California. The Napa Valley property was later transformed into a resort in the 60’s and Robert Trent Jones Jr. built two 18-hole golf courses. In 2010, the golf courses were later designed by long-time PGA Tour player and current NBC announcer Johnny Miller.
The Silverado has hosted fourteen PGA Tour tournaments from 1968 through 1980, and later was host to many events of the Champions Tour. The property has felt and seen many changes and this year will be no exception.
— Events by Golfers (@eventsbygolfers) October 7, 2016
After being absent from the golfing world since August of 2015, where he finished tied for 10th in the Wyndham Championship—Tiger Woods is making his comeback. A long-awaited comeback.
The 14-time champion has had three back surgeries and knee troubles in his absence from golf. He’s taken the time to recover and sharpen his game. And his friend Jesper Parnevik had some tremendously interesting things to say about him.
Parnevik and Tiger Woods have had their share of disagreements, but that seems to be water under the bridge as Parnevik stated that Tiger’s return “might be spectacular.”
Not only has Tiger felt the support from his fans, but also former and current players on his return to the game.
Tiger’s return will be one to not miss. The hope is that the time away gave him a chance to heal and improve. At age 40, the window is starting to close on an all-time career. We don’t know what we’ll witness.
Don’t miss the comeback at the Safeway Open.
Phil Mickelson to play with Tiger Woods in return to PGA Tour https://t.co/mReoMBy9AT
— ESPN Golf (@ESPNGolf) October 9, 2016