Tiger Woods says he walked and played nine holes in 5-under par...
Tiger Woods has revealed how he was regularly shooting rounds of 64 and 65 in practice before his latest injury setback that forced him to withdraw from his own Hero World Challenge this week. Artificial Golf Turf
Woods, who was speaking to Golf Channel's Todd Lewis at Albany on Tuesday, told how he recently strolled his way around his local course to shoot 5-under par for nine holes.
But just when Woods was ready to make his first competitive start since missing the cut in the 150th Open Championship at St Andrews in July, the 15-time major champion has now developed plantar fasciitis, which is a common issue in the foot that causes pain in the heel and sole of the foot.
Woods of course has still been nursing serious leg injuries sustained during his horror car crash in Los Angeles back in February 2021.
Throw in the fact he was also recovering from multiple back surgeries before that shocking incident, and you begin to see just how rough Woods has had it in recent times in his bid to return to competitive life on the PGA Tour.
The signs have been good though.
On another positive note for Woods, he told Lewis that he is able to do a lot more with his body than during the summer.
Woods is expected to join Rory McIlroy in The Match against Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas on December 10, a week before joining his son Charlie Woods in the father-son PNC Championship.Related Articles Phil Mickelson's maths RIPPED TO SHREDS after stunning Tiger Woods claimWATCH: Tiger Woods CRACKS UP as Matt Fitzpatrick puts up another W for England
But on a more competitive basis in 2023, Woods is going to once again target the four major championships.
Anything else will be a bonus, such as competing in his annual Genesis Invitational at Riviera.
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Woods urged Greg Norman to quit his position as LIV Golf CEO during his press conference with the media this week.
Earlier today, Woods was spotted out on the practice putting green helping amateurs with their stroke.
Putting Green #NEW: Tiger out on the Albany practice green this morning and helping amateurs with their putting ahead of the pro am pic.twitter.com/gs1SbGPNp3