Tiger Woods on playing again: ‘I don’t know when that is going to happen’

Tiger Woods spoke about his golf future on Tuesday in his first press conference since suffering serious leg injuries in a February single-vehicle rollover accident. Woods is hosting the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas this week.



The 15-time major champion said he doesn’t know when he would play again but is happy that he can participate.

“As far as playing at the Tour level, I don’t know when that is going to happen,” Woods said. “I’ll play a round here and there, a little hit and giggle, I can do something like that. The USGA (United States Golf Association) suggests play forward, I really like that idea now. I don’t like that the tees are on back.”



He continued: “To see some of my shots fall out of the sky a lot shorter than they used to is a little eye opening. But at least I’m able to do it again. That’s something that for a while there didn’t look like I was going to. I’m able to participate in the sport of golf. Now to what level, I do not know that.”

On how much more difficult his current recovery has been compared to his others, Woods said, “This one has been much more difficult. It’s just hard to explain how difficult it’s been just to be immobile for the three months and lay there.

“I was just looking forward to just getting outside… that was a goal of mine, especially for a person who has lived his entire life outside.”


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