Tiger Woods returns to the FedEx Cup playoffs after a five-year absence

Fourteen-time major winner Tiger Woods said on Tuesday the support he has received from the galleries this year shows how "appreciative" fans are of his latest comeback effort. The 42-year-old underwent a fourth back surgery in April last year that caused him to question whether he would ever play competitive golf again. But since his return to the sport in November, Woods has gradually played his way into form and looked close to his best when he finished second at this month's PGA Championship.