Woods has not been on the PGA Tour since the Masters in November 2020 and has not played in an event since last year’s PNC Championship; the former world No.1 is currently recovering from injuries sustained in the February car crash.
By Ali Stafford
Last updated: 04/21/2012 11:58 PM
Tiger Woods discusses the experience of hitting drivers on the beach in the Hero World Challenge and his recovery from injury.
Tiger Woods showed further signs of progress during his latest return from injury after being seen hitting records on the beach during the Hero World Challenge.
Woods is the host of the tournament which does not play in the Bahamas and has yet to appear in competition since suffering serious leg and ankle injuries in the high-profile car crash in February.
The 15-time major champion posted a short video last month of him using a wedge and was spotted earlier this week playing shots with longer clubs, with the former world No.1 back on the spot. beach on the third lap and using his pilot during a training session.
“I can hit him, but it doesn’t go that far!” Woods said during commentary in the third round. “The power is not there but yes I can hit the drivers, I can hit any club in the bag.”
Speculation remains as to whether Woods could feature alongside his son Charlie at the PNC Championship later this month, a 36-hole scrambling event open only to top winners and their family members, with tournament organizers leaving currently a vacant space in their domain.
Tiger Woods declined to rule out the prospect of competing in the PNC Championship later this month, but admitted it would take some time before he could return to PGA Tour action.
Team Woods finished seventh in their appearance last December, Woods’ last tournament, although the 45-year-old has not confirmed whether he will enter this year’s competition.
âHit and laugh golf is easy,â Woods explained. âI can slap him, jump in a cart and do anything. I can play nine holes, six holes, pick up, whatever.
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âTo play Tour golf and be ready to play and try to shoot scores, against these top players on the toughest courses, it’s a whole different matter. I’m far from that, so don’t expect to that I’ve been there at Tour level for some time.
“This [the PNC Championship] is the abbreviation of Charlie [Woods’ son], but it’s not far from where I’m playing. I have to play there with Justin [Thomas] and I hit him half as far as him! “
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