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Why this Tiger Woods comeback is for real (no, seriously)

Quick, who finished in 11th place in the Honda Classic?

You probably don't know (apologies, Dylan Frittelli), but you have a much better chance of knowing about the guy who finished 12th. That would be Tiger Woods, a 14-time major champion and winner of 79 PGA Tour events who had last placed inside the top 15 of a regular PGA Tour event in August 2015.

Related: The state of Tiger Woods' comeback

Woods' even par finish at PGA National was either, depending on your perspective, a disappointment because he was three shots off the lead at one point on Sunday; a modest stepping stone in his return to being a healthy member of the tour; or an outright miracle given that it looked fairly recently like he might never play golf again.

Related: Catch up on all the Golf Digest Podcasts

There is, in short, no way to reach a universal consensus on Woods' latest effort, which is all the more reason we convened a podcast of Golf Digest editors to discuss the state of Woods' game, what we can expect moving forward, and why this time actually feels different.



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