Dustin Johnson teases Tiger Woods ahead of latest comeback

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Tiger Woods' imminent return to competitive golf has been met with warm appreciation from his fellow professionals, but Dustin Johnson wasn't entirely deferential to the 14-time major winner.

Woods is preparing to make his latest comeback at Hero World Challenge this week, with the 41-year-old confident his injury woes are behind him following a series of back surgeries.

In Woods' prolonged absence from the game, Johnson has been the dominant force, topping the rankings for 41 weeks, and he aimed a timely reminder at his returning compatriot that he now has the edge.

"Good to see Tiger healthy and competing again," he tweeted along with a picture of the two. "Should be a good week..but I still outdrive him."

The pair played together with United States president Donald Trump over the weekend.

Woods will tee off alongside US PGA Championship winner Justin Thomas at the Hero World Challenge, which is a limited-field PGA Tour event in the Bahamas.