Get ready to welcome Tiger Woods back to the golf course! The superstar golfer announced on Sept. 7 that he’s finally ready to return to the golf world after recovering from two back surgeries. Find out all the details right here!
It’s been more than a year since we’ve seen Tiger play a round of golf, as the 40-year-old golf pro had to undergo two surgeries on his back last year. After backing out of both the Masters and the US Open this year, Tiger took to his website on Sept. 7 to reveal that he may finally be ready to make his triumphant return to the course.
“My rehabilitation is to the point where I’m comfortable making plans, but I still have work to do. Whether I can play depends on my continued progress and recovery,” Tiger said on his site. “My hope is to have my game ready to go. I missed competing.”
In his announcement, Tiger said that he intends on playing in the Safeway Open (Oct. 13-16), the Turkish Airlines Open (Nov. 3-6) and the Hero World Challenge (Dec. 1-4). If everything goes according to plan, Tiger would like to compete in his very own Tiger Woods Invitational as well, which is scheduled for two days before the Safeway Open. The last tournament in which we saw Tiger compete was the Wyndham Championship in August 2015. The once world-number-one tied for 10th in that tournament, so he’s likely looking to regain momentum and get back to his winning days after his recovery!
Tiger has been dealing with a back injury for years, as he had an operation in March 2014, undergoing a second surgery in September 2015 and then another follow-up procedure after experiencing discomfort. His 2015 surgeries resulted in Tiger missing the entire 2015-2016 PGA Tour season, his first time missing every tournament since 1994. This time around, Tiger said he was smart about his recovery and “didn’t rush it,” which makes him the most confident he’s been yet that he will be able to play once again. His opponents might not be too thrilled about Tiger’s return, but surely golf fans are!
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