Woods says 'I'm playing' Hero World Challenge

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Tiger Woods said he will make his much anticipated return to competition at his Hero World Challenge, an 18-player event in December that benefits his foundation.

Woods confirmed that during Thursday’s airing of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”

"I'll be there," Woods said. "I'm playing."

"You're going to play?" Colbert followed up.

"I'll be there playing," Woods replied.

Colbert asked Woods about the current state of his game and why he didn’t compete in the Safeway Open, for which he had committed and then withdrew days later.

“My game is coming, it’s getting there. I’m not quite there where I feel like I can shoot 63s and (6)4s in tournaments,” Woods said. “I’m shooting low rounds at home, but I just don’t feel it’s quite ready to shoot those types of scores under tournament conditions.”

Asked why, after all that he has accomplished he still wants to play, Woods responded:

“I love competing. I love playing. I love trying to beat these boys. It’s fun.”