Woods was guest of honour at Big Cedar Lodge in Missouri to unveil plans for his first public course design.
The course is being named Payne’s Valley in honour of the Missouri born Payne Stewart who won two US Opens and a PGA Championship before his death in a 1999 plane crash.
The 41-year old was cheered on as he hit just wedge shots into a stunning par three laid out in front of a steep cliff face and waterfall and one of the com.
But Woods missed the green with his opening wedge shot falling short into water.
“The first shot was crap, hit it in the water,” said Woods.
But his second try drew applause with Woods hitting the ball to within tap-in distance.
And while Woods did not comment on his return he provided a health update.
“I have good days and bad days,” he said.
“I’ve had three back operations, and that’s the nature of the business unfortunately. That’s all I can say.”
Woods has not competed since posting a 77 and withdrawing after the first round of the Dubai Desert Classic
Source : EXPRESS