Tiger Woods, on his return to the circuit: “My game is rusty, I’m curious”

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Rusty“In his own words, golf legend Tiger Woods, 47, returns to competition this Thursday in the Bahamas, seven months away of an operation on the right ankle.

The golfer with 15 major titles, who will be 48 on Dec. 30, is enjoying a smooth resume in Hero World Challenge, a tournament between 20 players which he organized in the Bahamas from Thursday to Sunday.

My game is rusty, I haven’t played in a long time. I can’t wait to get back into competition, I’m curious like you to see what it will look like after a lot of time,” the star commented on Tuesday on the sidelines of the event.

Victim of a serious car accident in February 2021, the American was initially away from the greens for more than a year, continuing in the 2022 Masters, where he finished 47th. This year, he retired in the third round of the Augusta Masters, before undergoing surgery on his right ankle in April as a result of his accident.

“The pain I felt (at the beginning of the year) is gone. Other parts of my body have taken over, I have problems in other parts, my knees, my back, but my ankle is fine , the operation was successful,” he assured.

Can you claim victory? “Of course,” said the man with 82 PGA Tour titles under his belt.

Woods explained that he could play about one event a month in 2024, starting with the Genesis Invitational for his charity before moving on to the majors.

He rejected the idea of ​​captaining the US team for the 2025 Ryder Cup, saying he was too busy as a board member of the PGA Tour, which is in the midst of discussions about a merger with the Saudi-funded LIV Tour.

“I am sure that we can have an agreement one way or another, either before December 31 or later. All parties are talking to each other and we are working hard to reach an agreement,” he said. : “We try to find the best possible compromise for players.”

After his return to the Bahamas, he plans to play in the PNC Championship in Orlando (Florida) on December 16 and 17, a father-son tournament, with his son Charlie (14).

Source: La Verdad

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