Woods is not the only one to stage an unlikely return to the top in sports - here are some more.
Radim Zondra attacked the world number two tennis player while she was at home in the Czech Republic, injuring her hand.
Petra Kvitova is in the Australian Open final just over two years after being stabbed at her home.
The former Wimbledon champion reached her first semi-final since 2014 in a 6-1. 6-4 straight sets victory over Australian Ashleigh Barty
Petra Kvitova has posted a touching message after her appearance at Wimbledon marked a successful recovery from a vicious knife attack.
Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitová has been ruled out of competitive action for six months after she was injured in a knife attack.
Reigning champion Petra Kvitova began the defence of her Wimbledon title in emphatic style as she thrashed Holland's Kiki Bertens in straight sets.
Kvitova lost just one point on her serve during the contest, which came with a double fault in the final game, as she beat Bertens 6-1 6-0 in 35 minutes.
It was the Czech's first competitive match on grass this season but she showed few signs of rust on Centre Court and will face either Japan's Kurumi Nara or Poland's Magda Linette in round two.