A breakdown of Tiger Woods’ in depth damage historical past.
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Tiger Woods is an assistant captain at this week’s Presidents Cup tournament.
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JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Tiger Woods stated Wednesday he doesn’t know when he’ll play competitive golf again.
Or if he ever will play again.
“I don’t know what my future holds for me,” Woods stated at Liberty National Golf Club, the place he’s considered one of USA captain Steve Stricker’s assistants for the Presidents Cup that starts Thursday.
Woods, 41, had fusion surgical procedure on his again on April 19 – his fourth process to his again since April of 2014. The 14-time main champion and winner of 79 PGA Tour titles has now not performed since he withdrew from the Dubai Desert Classic on Feb. three after an opening-round 73. He just lately started chipping and putting in place his again backyard in Florida and has stepped forward to hitting 60-yard pictures.
While he stated he feels effective, Woods replied within the affirmative when requested if he may just see himself now not ever enjoying again. But he stays constructive that he’s going to go back to the PGA Tour.
“My timetable is based on what my surgeon says,” Woods stated. “I am nonetheless coaching. I am getting more potent. But I no doubt should not have my golf muscle mass skilled as a result of clearly I am not doing the rest golf similar.
“Overall I’m very optimistic how I’m progressing. Like I said, the pain’s gone, but I don’t know what my golfing body is going to be like, because I haven’t hit a golf shot yet. So that’s going to take time to figure that out and figure out what my capabilities are going forward, and there’s no rush.”
For now, Woods’ fast long run is the Presidents Cup. While he gained’t hit one shot this week, he stated he’ll have a blast.
“It’s the pure enjoyment about, one, the competition, but also being with the guys that’s a different role, not a player,” he stated. “I’m trying to help the other assistants, the other players, and obviously our captain. And it’s been a lot of fun. I had a great time last year (at the Ryder Cup) and having a blast this year. This is a great group of guys.”
Jim Furyk, any other assistant to Stricker, stated he’s satisfied Woods is right here.
“The younger players on both sides, they grew up, he was our dominant player, the face of the PGA Tour and they grew up idolizing him,” Furyk stated. “Having him here in the team room and here with those guys is invaluable. It’s a two-way street. It’s great for Tiger. As much as he’s been injured, it’s probably wonderful for him to be out here among the camaraderie and provides just so much experience and knowledge.”
Woods used to be additionally requested for his ideas on gamers taking a knee in protest all the way through the nationwide anthem at NFL video games.
“Obviously there’s a lot of unrest right now, whether it’s political or racial, in this country right now,” he stated. “And that’s something that obviously has happened before in the past, and it’s happening right now in America. So hopefully things can be healed. That we can progress as a nation and come together, not just only the near future, but for perpetuity.”
Photos: Tiger Woods in 2017
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