Tiger Woods is back.
After suffering minor ligament and tendon injuries at the Masters, the seventh-ranked golf pro will compete in the Players Championship on Thursday.
On Tuesday, Woods played nine practice holes at TPC at Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, near Jacksonville, and said he felt good enough to play.
But will he be good enough to win the tournament?
Critics continue to point out that Woods hasn't won a tournament since the Australian Masters in November 2009. Woods has always had high standards for personal success, so winning a tournament is high on his to-do list, especially considering his current drought.
He's also desperate to bounce back from his personal life imploding, an issue that still surrounds him.
Tying for fourth at the Masters in April was a good enough showing to strengthen the perception that Woods can still regain his past form. And there is a decent chance that Woods will do well in the Players Championship.
The tournament takes place in his home state, he's had plenty of time off with the injury, his Masters performance was impressive, and top-ranked Lee Westwood and rising star Rory McIlroy will not be competing.
The two questions that Woods will have to deal with will be whether he's rusty from a layoff of more than a month, and whether the injury still bothers him.
We'll see how this week progresses, Woods said, in reference to his injury.
This might not be a major test for Woods considering his injury, but many will be watching his swing as a major looms.
The U.S. Open is nearly a month a way, and Woods still wants to prove he's in the hunt to catch Jack Nicklaus's record of 18 majors.