Another Tiger Woods Update

Tiger Woods reads his putt during the final round of the 2005 U.S. Open at Pinehurst. Photo By Bob Donnan-US

Tiger Woods reads his putt during the final round of the 2005 U.S. Open at Pinehurst.
Photo By Bob Donnan

Tiger Woods posted a blog post Monday morning. It is 1,662 words.

None of those 1,662 words include “Pinehurst.”

But he does mention the U.S. Open:

  • “After Quicken, there’s Greenbrier and The Open Championship, and of the course the U.S. Open is about six weeks away. You can understand why I want to hurry up and get better. I’d also like to play in the FedExCup Playoffs and the Ryder Cup.”

“After Quicken, there’s Greenbrier and The Open Championship, and of the course the U.S. Open is about six weeks away. You can understand why I want to hurry up and get better. I’d also like to play in the FedExCup Playoffs and the Ryder Cup.”

Woods does not indicate a timetable for a return, but does have some insight to his recovery:

  • “As for my return to golf, I really don’t know. I’m doing everything I can and listening to my doctors and working on a strength program, and then we just have to see how my back is. Some people heal up in three months, some people take four months, some people take longer. I just don’t know.”
  • “I hope to be back sometime this summer, but I just don’t know when.”
  • “My recovery from microdiscectomy surgery for a pinched nerve in my back is coming along, but it’s a very slow process. I’m still sore. Not from the procedure itself but the incision. I just need to get back to my day-to-day activities, and that’s it.”
  • “One reassuring thing from my medical exam is I have zero arthritic changes whatsoever. I’ve kept myself in very good shape over the years, and it has paid off. We knew going into this procedure that it really helps to be strong, especially in my glutes and my abs. I was strong in both departments, and that helps with the recovery and rehab, and you’re able to come back faster.”
  • “I made the decision to have surgery because physically I just couldn’t make a golf swing. That pretty much sums it up.”
  • “I haven’t used a sand wedge yet. I’ve just done putting and chip-and-runs using the same length of motion. I haven’t really rotated yet. As far as taking a full swing, I have conference calls with my doctors every couple of weeks to see how my progress is and just kind of chart it out from there. Basically, you just follow a program. It’s tedious because it’s little rehab stuff, but you still have to do it. That’s where I think the experiences of having gone through the surgeries in the past have really helped because you have to lay the foundation down first before you can do the more arduous activities and then return to form. I’m walking and able to cycle now and started swimming last week.”
  • “I can’t bend down to pick up the ball out of the hole.”

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