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Watch Hero World Challenge 2016 Online Free Golf Channel Live Streaming: Tiger Woods Returns, Follow Leaderboard

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The 2016 Hero World Challenge has special meaning this year with Tiger Woods making his long-awaited return to the links following a lengthy absence and multiple back surgeries. All eyes will be on Tiger, and you can watch Hero World Challenge live online streaming free via PGA Tour Live or Golf Channel TV coverage Thursday and follow the live leaderboard.

It has been a grueling 15 months of recovery for Tiger Woods since he last played in a professional golf tournament. During that time the former world’s top golfer has seen his ranked drop all the way to 898th, a number that would have been deemed impossible at five years ago.

Two back surgeries did a number on Tiger and it’s taken him longer than anyone — himself included — to fully recover. That recovery hit a roadblock two months ago when Woods pulled out of the Safeway Open before it began, but today’s he’s locked in and ready to swing.

Tiger Woods has a tee time of 12 pm EST and will play with Patrick Reed. The first players in the field of 18 to tee off will be Bubba Watson and Rickie Fowler at 11:10 am EST. Jordan Spieth and Matt Kuchar get going 10 minutes before Tiger and Reed.

TV coverage of the 2016 Hero World Challenge begins at 1 pm EST on Golf Channel. It runs through 4:30 pm EST, breaks for 30 minutes and then comes back through 8:30 pm EST.

You can live stream the Hero World Challenge at PGA Tour live here if you’re stuck at the office or unable to rest comfortably in front of a TV.

Additionally follow the live Hero World Challenge leaderboard here to see how Tiger does in his hopefully triumphant return.