Tiger Woods progressing, unsure 'what kind of swing' he'll use

Ruben Hill
September 23, 2017

"I'm working out six days a week, alternating between the treadmill, bike riding, swimming and lifting twice a day", Woods said.

Woods has only appeared in 24 tournaments since 2014 due to various health problems, including four different operations on his back.

"About my most recent surgery, it's nice not to live in pain anymore".

"Playing wise, I'm not looking ahead yet because I don't know what kind of swing I'm going to use", wrote Woods, who had lumbar fusion surgery in April and was arrested for DUI in May. The 41-year-old hasn't won a tournament since the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in August 2013.

Additionally, while he admits he isn't in "golf shape", he has been hitting the ball, practising chips and putts, and even challenging PGA Championship victor Justin Thomas, as well as Rickie Fowler, to competitions when they last popped by his place.

In a wide-ranging post on his website that included thoughts about those affected by recent hurricanes and the natural disaster in Mexico City as well as congratulations to outgoing U.S. Masters Tournament chairman Billy Payne, Woods said he is sleeping better and no longer has nerve pain going down his leg.

Woods has had some company along the way, mentioning that Rickie Fowler and Justin Thomas have frequently dropped by "for putting contests".

"I have my six-month back X-rays coming up". Justin also comes over to practice his chipping.

I had a blast doing it previous year at the Ryder Cup and we have another great captain in Steve Stricker.

"I'm fired up for the Presidents Cup next week", Woods wrote. "I'm feeling good, strong and doing really well", Woods wrote in a blog post on his website. "It was fun to celebrate his PGA Championship win with him and Rickie, and we had a blast". He said he's going to take it slow and listen to the advice of his doctors.

Woods also congratulated Juli Inkster for leading her 2017 U.S. Solheim Cup to victory, Rafael Nadal for winning the U.S. Open for his 16th grand slam title, his beloved Oakland Raiders for their 2-0 start, and gave shouts out to those who have stuck by him during his woes.

"Finally, thanks to my fans for your patience and encouragement".

Tiger Woods is awaiting medical scans to indicate how long his hiatus will continue.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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