Tiger Woods to return in December’s Hero World Challenge

Tiger WoodsA golf legend is finally set to make his return. 

Tiger Woods announced on Tuesday that he would return to competitive and participate in the Hero World Challenge next month. 

Woods has not competed since tying for tenth place in the Wyndham Championship in August of last year. 

The Hero World Challenge will take place in the Bahamas on December 1-4, 2016.

The tournament benefits Woods’ foundation.

“I am excited to make my return at the Hero World Challenge at Albany and play in this terrific tournament,” Woods said in a prepared statement.
Woods has three surgeries on his troublesome back since March 2014.

President Obama’s 2013 golf outing with Tiger Woods cost taxpayers $3.6 million

Tiger Woods Barack ObamaBeing the President of the United States is a stressful job, so it only seems natural that Barack Obama lets off a little steam and hits the golf course constantly every once in a while.

It turns out one trip in particular hit taxpayers right where it hurts.

Filings from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) show that the president’s 2013 golf trip to Florida, where he played 18 holes with Tiger Woods, came in at a cost of $3.6 million to the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security.

The exact breakdown was $2.8 million billed to the DoD and $767,000 billed to Homeland Security.

As part of the trip, Obama also apparently received some golf lessons from Butch Harmon and his son, instructor Claude Harmon III – because, hey, why not?

The Washington Times reports:

The audit said the costs included operation of Air Force One, at about $200,000 per hour of flight, plus a virtual squadron of “supporting aircraft and U.S. Coast Guard small boats,” as well as per diem and other travel expenses for an unspecified number of Pentagon and Homeland Security personnel required to support the president’s golf weekend.

The military transport aircraft needed for the golfing weekend included a $200 million C-17 Globemaster and the C-5 Super Galaxy, which departed from various U.S. Air Force bases and arrived at Joint Base Andrews or Marine Corps Base Quantico “to transport Secret Service personnel and vehicles and Marine Corps personnel and helicopters to support the trip before returning to their air bases of origin,” the report said.

I wonder how much golf Donald Trump and/or Hillary Clinton play?