Woods announced this week that he will make his competitive return after nine months injured at the Hero World Challenge in Barbados at the end of November.
"I really hope that he's healthy and that he can come back and compete because it's great for everyone". "But I think that is just fantastic for the golf world to see him back healthy and out of pain".
"We should all be thrilled to see a great champion like that show up and be able to play again, not just from a health standpoint, but also from the game of golf".
Captain's assistant Tiger Woods of the US Team walks during four-ball matches of the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club on September 29.
Former porn star Mia Khalifa, who has recently become a sport talk-show host, has criticized Tiger Woods' planned return to golf, saying that the U.S. golf legend should only play golf for leisure "like Donald Trump".
"I don't know if he came back early before but it was certainly clear there might have been some external pressure to come back".
"I'm offended you are putting them in the same category, " she said, "Of course it's Serena, I'm offended on her behalf". He's been the top player to play our game and what he's done for the game, it's been incredible. The best all of us can do is welcome him back and be pleased he is competing again.
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Plenty of players were talking about said comeback and their excitement for it - but there was also an air of trepidation - let's not call it a comeback just yet. I hope he does come back, he's healthy and he can come back and compete. "I am excited to return to competitive golf at the Hero World Challenge", tournament host and 14-time Major champion Woods said in a statement.
"He has had a rough ride with his back, and he has been in a lot of pain for a long time, so from a quality of life point of view, it is nice to see him up and about again and back to playing golf", said Rose.