Woods didn't even have a place, thought he'd never go back.
His remarkable animation once again made Woods the best property in golf, but admits he wasn't quite ready for the competition in the season and then in the eighth Ryder Cup.
"I wasn't physically ready to play so much golf at the end of the year," Woods told reporters ahead of the Hero World Challenge tournament that started in the Bahamas on Thursday.
U It's never been so hot in every tournament, it was just stifling, it was hard for me to maintain my strength and weight.
"I was tired when I went to the Ryder Cup. I was mentally, physically and emotionally worn out."
Woods, who underwent a fusion surgery in April 2017, had a hopeful start throughout the year and finished second in the Valspar Championship in March. Brooks was second after Koepka.
He was nominated for the WGC Invitational and FedEx Cup end-of-season playoffs, and seven out of nine weeks from the beginning of August.
The crowning moment was the two-stroke victory for the 80th PGA Tour victory in the September Tour Championships and for the first time since 2013.
However, one week later, it seemed to run idle in France when Team USA's overall Ryder Cup defeat suffered four losses.
Dim I took an important break after the Ryder Cup, so I got away from him, der Woods said. "My training sessions went well.
"My core and legs are definitely stronger than they are, which is a positive thing. Now I'm working on my game, and next year I get this organized direction.
Im I really didn't spend a lot of time doing this. I'm working harder to take on the challenges of long exercise sessions and prepare for my return. In
Woods has committed to playing four main classes in Genesis Open in 2016 and 2019 in the Riviera so far.
The Hero World Challenge, where Woods has attended the Tiger Woods Foundation every year, hosts only 18 high-level golfers this year, boasting four of the world's top five.