Tiger Woods is painting a bleak picture on his return to golf saying he has “nothing to look forward to” in his recovery from back surgery.
Woods has had three procedures on his back in the past 19 months. He has yet to start rehab and has no idea when he will. Walking is his only exercise at the moment. When asked about his return, this is what he had to say:
“There’s nothing I can look forward to, nothing I can build towards. Where’s the light at the end of the tunnel? I don’t know.”
“I listen to my surgeon, I listen to my physios, and we just take it day by day. Hopefully the day by day adds up to something positive here soon.”
“I walk and I walk. I’m just walking, and that’s it.”
Tiger Woods has not hit a golf ball in two months or played soccer with his two children in weeks. Simply bending over to play with his kids is now a challenge. He is now spending his days playing video games.
During a news conference at Hero World Challenge, Woods said he still had the work ethic and drive to return, but was also at peace with his career achievements, 14 majors and 79 wins.
“I’ve had a pretty good career for my 20s and 30s,” he said. “For my 20 years out here I think I’ve achieved a lot, and if that’s all it entails, then I’ve had a pretty good run. But I’m hoping that’s not it. I’m hoping that I can get back out here and compete against these guys. I really do miss it. I miss being out here with the boys and mixing it up with them and see who can win the event. That’s fun.
“But if that’s not the case anymore, then I’ll find other avenues, that being growing my foundation, golf course design or other projects I have going on right now that will certainly take up more of my time.”