"Tiger's Return Sparks Hope: Hero World Challenge 

Tiger Woods returns to action at the Hero World Challenge after a lengthy absence due to injury. 

He expresses a pleasant surprise at his recovery, shooting a one-under-par 71 in round three. 

Woods, tied for 16th, is 16 shots behind leader Scottie Scheffler in the 20-man field 

The 15-time major champion highlights his recovery but questions whether his body can endure consistent play.

Scottie Scheffler leads, three shots ahead of Matt Fitzpatrick, after shooting a seven-under 65. 

Woods started with early bogeys but rallied with birdies, missing a key par putt on the 18th. 

He acknowledges missed opportunities and believes he could have scored better. 

Woods underwent fusion surgery on his ankle after a car crash and mentions no issues with it but acknowledges other lingering injuries, including his back. 

He plans to play one tournament monthly in 2024, using this event to gauge and plan his schedule for the upcoming season. 

His return signifies a positive step in his recovery, although the challenges of consistent play remain a concern.