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Tiger Woods attracts 30,000 followers on Twitter comeback

Woods: "some victories can mean smiles, not trophies"

Former World Number 1 and American golfer Tiger Woods on Wednesday returned to Twitter in an attempt to rebuild his image.

"What's up everyone. Finally decided to try out twitter," the professional golfer tweeted on the microblogging site early in the day.

His Twitter account @TigerWoods, which was opened more than a year ago but had been largely inactive since then, attracted more than 30,000 followers within an hour. As the word about his foray into the microblogging network spread around, he was adding more than 200 followers a minute.

On Wednesday, Newsweek also published Woods' first personal column in which the player discussed last year's car crash and how it had affected his family life.

"Slowly, I'm regaining the balance that I'd lost. My healing process is far from complete, but I am beginning to appreciate things I had overlooked before. I'm learning that some victories can mean smiles, not trophies, and that life's most ordinary events can bring joy," he wrote in the column.