Paris — The spiralling interest in the Ryder Cup means the biennial golf showpiece hardly needs hyping up, but the stunning return to form of Tiger Woods, culminating in his first tournament victory for five years on Sunday, has undoubtedly added some extra French frisson to the event starting here on Thursday. Europe’s top player, Justin Rose, finished in a share of fourth at the PGA Tour Championship to scoop the $10m FedEx prize but all eyes were on Woods, who has overcome four back operations and very public personal drama to return to the top of the game. A year ago he could barely walk, let alone swing a club, and few if any thought he would get close to the form that saw him bestride the game for so long. Yet here he is, if not quite back to his best, then certainly back to a level capable of going toe to toe with anyone else. "My body was a wreck, I was beyond playing. I couldn’t walk, I couldn’t lay down without feeling the pain in my back and leg," Woods said on Sunday, lo...

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