In his first public feedback since his fourth again surgical procedure in April, Woods stated he stays optimistic.
However requested whether or not there was a state of affairs during which he would by no means return to aggressive gold, Woods stated, “Yeah, undoubtedly. I do not know what my future holds for me. As I’ve informed you guys, I am hitting 60-yard photographs.”
Final week, Woods stated on his web site that he had began hitting 60-yard photographs, however was not cleared to hit full photographs due to the twisting that may be concerned.
“General, I am very optimistic how I am progressing,” the 14-time main champion stated. “Like I stated, the ache’s gone, however I do not know what my golfing physique goes to be like as a result of I have never hit a golf shot but.
“In order that’s going to take time to determine that out and work out what my capabilities are going ahead. And there is no rush.”
The forty one-yr-previous Woods missed all main championships the previous two years, and he made makes an attempt to return to aggressive golf late in 2016 and early this yr. He withdrew after a primary-spherical seventy seven on the Dubai Desert Basic on Feb. 2.
“I have been out of the sport for some time,” he stated. “First issues first. Get my well being organized, be certain that the ache goes away. Then, principally, simply as I stated, simply retaining ready for what my surgeon says. I’ve given you guys the updates on what I can do as I progress, and that is all I am doing.
“I am nonetheless coaching. I am getting stronger. However I definitely do not have my golf muscular tissues educated as a result of clearly I am not doing something golf-associated.”
Requested why he needs to return to golf, given his again issues, Woods stated, “I feel it is enjoyable. I have been competing in golf tournaments since I used to be, what, four years previous. From pitch, putt and drive to enjoying main championships, it is all the time been enjoyable for me.”
Woods didn’t touch upon his Might arrest for driving beneath the affect, and his subsequent acknowledgement that he entered a remedy facility.