It was a lot of situation, even Woods himself, of the opinion that he would never have come in again.
His notable regeneration once again has made Woods the hottest property in golf, but he admits that he was not ready to play so late in the season and then competed in the eighth Ryder Cup.
"I was not ready to play that at the end of the year," said Woods to reporters before her Her World Hero tournament, which starts on Thursday Bahamas.
"It has never been hot in every tournament, it was astonishing. It was hard for me to hold my strength and pressure through that.
"I was bored when I got to the Ryder Cup. I was physically wearing, physically, emotionally.
Woods, who had post-joining surgery in April 2017, started year-on in a promising fashion, finishing second in the Valspar Championship in March before the opening of the Opening in July was short and became second behind Brooks Koepka in the US PGA in August.
Application for WCW Invitational and FedEx Cup at the end of the season that played for seven out of nine weeks from the beginning of August.
His crowning moment was a two-shot win at the Taith Medi Championship for his 80th PGA Tour victory and first since 2013.
But he looked to be running empty while he joined four losses in the US Ryder Cup team in France, a week later.
"I really broke after the Ryder Cup, it came off for a while," said Woods. "My training sessions have been good. I've been getting a little stronger.
"My heart and legs are definitely stronger than they were, and that's positive. Now I'm starting to work on my game and get that organized header into & # 39 next year
"I've not really spent a lot of time doing that. I've been working more on getting my body ready to treat the thoroughness of long-term exercise sessions again and go back to that."
So far, Woods is not committed to playing Genesis Open in Riviera in February and the four majors in 2019.
The Hero World Challenge, which is being held every year to win a win for Tiger Woods Foundation, comprising 18 first class golfers – this year reaching four of the world's top five.