All eyes are on Tiger Woods and his return to golf, even the players he has to beat.
Especially the players.
And those who have played with Woods in recent weeks believe there is reason for the hype.
"People are going to be shocked at how good his game looks," PGA champion Justin Thomas said.
Thomas will have the best seat in the house Thursday when Woods, who had fusion surgery on his lower back in April, plays for the first time in 10 months at the Hero World Challenge. Thomas, named the PGA Tour player of the year after winning five times and the FedEx Cup, is paired with him in the first round.
Thomas spends a fair bit of time with Woods at their Florida homes, and they played a few weeks ago.