Tiger Woods: ‘I’m ache free and I do not ever wish to cease taking part in’

Tiger Woods mentioned on Wednesday that he’s freed from ache and able to go on the eve of his newest return to skilled golf, however admitted that his physique remains to be adapting to ankle fusion surgical procedure.

Tiger Woods: ‘I’m ache free and I do not ever wish to cease taking part in’LAPRESSE

The 15-time main champion underwent remedy in April final 12 months after withdrawing from the Masters through the third spherical and didn’t compete once more till the Hero World Problem in December.

The previous world primary is about to play his first PGA Tour occasion of 2024 on the Genesis Invitational in California.

48 year-old Woods, who beforehand mentioned he expects to take part in a single occasion monthly this 12 months, mentioned his love of the sport stays undiminished and desires to proceed to play for so long as attainable.

“My ankle would not damage any extra,” he mentioned on the pre-tournament press convention. “The bones aren’t rubbing any extra. “However then once more it is totally different, different components of my physique must take the brunt of it, identical to my again is fused and so different components of my physique have taken the brunt of that. I’ve two totally different physique components that are actually fused. Different components of the physique must adapt.”

“So far as the love, I nonetheless love competing, I really like taking part in, I really like being part of the sport of golf. That is the sport of a lifetime and I do not ever wish to cease taking part in.”

Woods additionally spoke about whether or not there are discussions about pathways again to the PGA Tour for these gamers who’ve left for LIV.

“We’re trying into all of the totally different fashions for pathways again,” he mentioned. “Belief me, there’s every day, weekly emails and talks about this and what this appears like for our Tour going ahead.”

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