Tiger Woods is celebrating his return to competition. But he has quite a way to go before he can compare his historic 2015 U.S. Open run with yesterday’s U.S. PGA Championship results.
Tiger was one of the best PGA Tour players of all time. But injuries sustained during three separate surgeries left Woods in terrible shape on the circuit and his future was uncertain. The amazing journey may be over now, but in his first-ever start as a professional in more than five years, Woods took his place as the fourth-highest-ranked player ever in PGA Tour history.
The two PGA Tour events he played last year are scheduled for next month. The PGA of America is holding a press conference tomorrow to talk about how Tiger Woods will play next month. Tiger spoke to Golfweek and he said he isn’t sure how he’ll feel.“Yeah, I’m not really in a position to know. I’m not in a position to know how my body is going to respond to playing a full round in such a short amount of time,” he said. “Hopefully I can go back to being active this month. But right now, I’m just trying to do the best I can.”
Tiger thinks he will need a lot of time to get back to being fully healthy. But he also emphasized that he wants to go on a run with “a lot of wins” in order to get back to where he was before his injuries.
This time, Tiger won’t have to show the game for it. He will have a full cart and alternate shot — all of the tools he used for much of his playing career that he learned by trial and error with success.