04.04.2018

Tiger Woods is back and he's a favorite at the Masters, nothing short of a miracle

Tiger Woods is back and he's a favorite at the Masters, nothing short of a miracle Andrew Redington/Getty Images

You say the words “Tiger Woods is back,” and you immediately have to stop yourself. Is this true? How can this be?

Bedridden and in constant pain just a year ago, Woods underwent his fourth back surgery in less than three years – this one spinal fusion that removed a large portion of a degenerated disk – on April 20, 2017.

Five weeks later, over Memorial Day weekend, he was having his mug shot taken after being arrested on a DUI charge when he was found asleep at the wheel of his running car along the side of the road in Jupiter, Fla. The police dash cam video was difficult to watch; Woods looked to be a man completely undone. Toxicology results found that he had five different drugs in his system.

Now here we are at the 2018 Masters, and the 42-year-old Woods is being seriously discussed as one of the favorites to win his first major title in nearly 10 years.

What?!

For the full story, visit USAToday.com/Sports.