Tiger Jam returns to Las Vegas this weekend for the 19th consecutive year, a fundraiser that has raised more than $20 million for the Tiger Woods Foundation.
Several times in previous years, the state of Woods’ golf game had been a major part of the narrative surrounding the celebrity event. A month before last year’s Tiger Jam, Woods underwent back fusion surgery and didn’t attend the fundraiser for the first time.
Tiger’s absence became even more intriguing a few days later when he was arrested and charged with DUI near his home in Jupiter, Florida.
Woods is expected to attend Tiger Jam this year. He’s coming off an 11th-place finish at The Players Championship and has made eight of nine tournament cuts since December, including a runner-up finish at the Valspar Championship. His world ranking has improved from 1,199th to 80th.
“There’s no way I would have predicted I would be at this point…