We use cookies to provide you with a better service. Carry on browsing if you're happy with this, or find out how to manage cookies.

6 great sport channels

Football, Rugby, UFC, GAA

All free when you join eir Broadband

Subscribe to eir Sport
Published: 08:36 | 8/9/16

Woods hopes for October return

Tiger Woods is to make his return to competitive golf at the Safeway Open in Napa next month.

Woods has undergone two back surgeries since finishing tied for tenth at the Wyndham Championship last August and after more than a year out with injury the former world number one has dropped to 711 in the rankings.

The 40-year-old, who missed all four majors in a calendar year for the first time in his career, has announced his intention to compete at next month's PGA Tour event in Napa.

"Hoping to play in Napa, Turkey and Hero in the Bahamas. Cant wait to compete again," Woods tweeted.

Providing he suffers no ill effects on his return to competitive action, Woods hopes to play Turkish Airlines Open in Antalya in November and the Hero World Challenge, which is hosted by his own foundation, in December.

"My rehabilitation is to the point where I'm comfortable making plans, but I still have work to do. Whether I can play depends on my continued progress and recovery. My hope is to have my game ready to go," he added.

"I'm looking forward to going to California for my foundation event and Safeway. I'm also excited to return to Turkey and Albany. It could be a fun fall."

Woods has struggled with back problems for some time and the 14-time major winner has repeatedly vowed not to rush his return.

"It was difficult missing tournaments that are important to me, but this time I was smart about my recovery and didn't rush it," he said.

"It was great spending time with my children Sam and Charlie, and also working on a lot of projects including golf-course design, the upcoming 20th anniversary of my foundation and my book about the 1997 Masters.

"But I missed competing. I want to thank all the fans for their kindness and concern. I've been a pro about 20 years, and their support has never waned."

Woods will be a non-playing vice-captain with the US Ryder Cup team at Hazeltine later this month.

Setanta Sports is now eir Sport. We have 6 great channels of live sport including eir Sport 1 & 2 and all 4 BT Sport channels. The eir Sport pack is free to all eir broadband customers. To learn more about setting sport free visit www.eir.ie/sport .

McIlroy aiming for the double

14:18 | 26/10/16

Rory McIlroy wants to add the Race to Dubai to his FedEx Cup title and believes victory in the WGC-HSBC Champions would put him on course to complete the double...

Westwood: I let down Clarke

09:28 | 13/10/16

Lee Westwood feels he let Darren Clarke down by failing to pick up a single point for Europe at the recent Ryder Cup.

Woods out of planned comeback

08:43 | 11/10/16

Tiger Woods has withdrawn from his planned comeback at this week's Safeway Open.

Woods to return next week

15:17 | 7/10/16

Tiger Woods has confirmed he will make his return to competitive golf in next week's Safeway Open in Napa.

US regain the Ryder Cup

08:24 | 3/10/16

The United States have regained the Ryder Cup after a 17-11 victory over Darren Clarke's Europe at Hazeltine.

What’s in the eir Sport Pack?

We’ve got heartstopping action across 6 great sports channels, with 42 Premier League games, every Champions League game and every Europa League game, as well as UFC, Allianz Leagues GAA, Golf, F1 and much more.