Tiger Woods is coming back in just a few weeks. Championship weekend in college football, to be exact, is when Woods will make his much-anticipated return to the golf course. Woods has fully committed to the Hero World Challenge (which he also hosts) in the Bahamas during the first week in December.
It sounds like his preparation is coming along quite well, too. Bob Harig of ESPN spoke with Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg, who told the reporter that Tiger is getting his feels back.
Woods’ agent, Mark Steinberg, told ESPN on Tuesday that Woods is “getting after it a bit more, continuing to work toward that goal and excited to get back out there and compete, see the guys and be in the locker room instead of being an assistant captain,” as the golfer was during the U.S. Ryder Cup victory.
Steinberg went on to say that Woods is as determined as ever but dodged a question about whether he was physically limited after three surgeries on his back since 2014. The whole piece is an interesting read.
Woods pulled out of the Safeway Open in October because he wasn’t confident in his game.
“My health is good and I feel strong, but my game is vulnerable and not where it needs to be,” he said at the time. “I’m close and I won’t stop until I get there.”
Apparently he’s there, although what form of “there” remains to be seen.
I have repeatedly stated that I’m in on Woods’ final chapter and specifically laid out why I’m in on his final chapter here. I’m hopeful that we get the full version of a slightly older Tiger, not some broken down faux replacement. Woods can be really good deep into his 40s because of his brilliance and intelligence around the golf course. I just hope his body makes it possible for us to see it.
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