Tiger Woods' bad back was the main culprit for his 15-month absence from competitive golf. But aside from health issues, the biggest question surrounding Woods' latest was which short game would show up. The magical one that was a huge part of those 79 PGA Tour titles and 14 majors, or the one that drew whispers of a certain word that begins with "Y" in 2015?
We're early in Woods' latest return to competitive golf, but he passed his first chipping test with flying colors. After a great drive on the par-5 third hole during the opening round of the Hero World Challenge, Woods second shot flew the green. But then, he did this:
The resulting tap-in gave Woods an early first birdie. More importantly, it was a nice confidence builder in the area of his game that might be the most crucial in determining how successful his latest comeback winds up being.