The disgraced athlete was joined by England’s Lee Westwood, who famously ended Tiger’s record reign at No. 1 in the world last week.
The pair will battle for No. 1 in the world when the HSBC Champions starts Thursday.
“It’s exciting, I’m sure, for the public,” said Tiger. “But as far as the players are concerned, I think everyone still has the same focus, and that’s to win tournaments. That’s how we got into the position we’re at, how we got our ranking as high as the top four players in the world. We were able to win golf tournaments. That’s why we’re here doing that.”
Woods is no longer No. 1, nor has he looked like it for most of the year. He has gone 51 weeks and 12 tournaments without a victory, the longest drought of his career.
At stake this week is trying to avoid getting shut out on the PGA Tour for the first time in his career. This also is the only World Golf Championship he has not won.