Tiger Woods posts a short video of him swinging a wedge
One swing, two words and three seconds of Video It was all it took Tiger Woods to get everyone talking on Sunday about his future on the golf course.
Woods hasn’t made a public comment about injuries from his February 23 car crash in Los Angeles since May, and he doesn’t have much to offer on Twitter.
All he said was “make progress” accompanied by a video of smoothly swinging a wedge. Woods was wearing a black pressure sleeve on his right leg, with a large bucket half filled with golf balls on the practice field.
He also had a launch screen behind him that measured metrics like distance and ball speed.
Woods was recovering from another backstroke procedure at the beginning of the year when he ran his SUV above average and fell down a steep hill on a winding thoroughfare in suburban Los Angeles on the way to a golf course. Doctors said he shattered the shin bone and fibula in his right leg in multiple locations. It was fixed by a rod in the shin. A combination of screws and pins was used to stabilize additional ankle and foot injuries.
In an interview published May 27 in Golf Digest, with which Woods struck a financial deal, he described rehab from this surgery as “more painful than anything I’ve ever been through.” He said at the time that his first priority was to “walk on my own.”
He really took care of that, with videos on social media in the past month showing him walking the golf courses during juniors events.
Woods hasn’t played since the PNC Championship with his son Charlie last December. His last full Masters tournament was a year ago in November.
It was not clear why Woods released the video on Sunday. The Hero World Challenge is being hosted in the Bahamas a week after Thanksgiving.
Woods has had 10 surgeries – four on his left knee and five on his lower back, most recently for crushing injuries from the car crash in February. He turns 46 years old on December 30th.
He won his third US Open in 2008 while competing a torn ligament in his left knee and a double compression fracture, returning from lower spinal fusion surgery in 2017 by winning his fifth Masters in 2019.
His most recent win was the Zozo Championships in Japan in the fall of 2019, giving him a career 82 on the PGA Tour to equal Sam Snead for the all-time record.
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