Share Culture Tiger Woods Tiger Woods played four rounds of solid golf in the Bahamas over the weekend, and by Monday he rose more than 500 spots in the world rankings. While that jump is eye-popping, what's more important is that Woods walked off the course happy and healthy. Woods went from 1,199 in the Official World Golf Rankings to 668. And he did it by finishing tied for ninth at the Hero World Challenge, a tournament put on by Woods himself that invites 18 of the world's best golfers to participate.  The 14-time major winner was downright powerful off the tee, good with his irons but still struggled a bit around the green. Still, it was pretty amazing to see a guy nearly everyone had written off score better than the likes of last year's player of the year Justin Thomas, the world No. 1 Dustin Johnson and the 2017 U.S. Open winner Brooks Koepka.  Keep up with this story and more by subscribing now In short, Woods looked better than anyone could have expected. He was a 41-year-old coming off a back fusion surgery who hadn't played a round in competition for nearly a year. Rising some 500 spots in the world rankings is promising, but Woods's good health was the most important takeaway from the weekend. Golf fans have been robbed of a potential Woods comeback because of injuries, but now he insists he's feeling good. "If you were really hurting, would you even tell us?" reporters asked after the tournament, according to CBS Sports. "Yeah, I would tell you," he answered. "Are you hurting right now at all?" "No, nuh-uh." At this point, Woods doesn't have much to gain by lying. Over the summer, Woods was arrested on suspicion od DUI. The toxicology report found painkillers, anti-anxiety medication and sleeping drugs in his system. But he has seemingly rehabilitated.  Ahead of the tournament, he told reporters he no longer has trouble sleeping or random leg twitches, issues that plagued him in the past. And looking back at last year's Hero World Challenge—where he made a comeback that ended early when he required the back fusion procedure—Woods told reporters he can now see he wasn't really 100 percent healthy. "I didn't realize how bad my back had become and