Tiger Woods: “My game is rusty”

Tiger Woods returned to competition on Thursday. The American golfer talked candidly about his extended absence following surgery for a repaired right ankle.

He is back! Tiger Woods, 47, who turns 48 on December 30, is making his comeback this Thursday and through Sunday at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. This is his own tournament, which he organises and which has 20 players in all. The golfing icon, who has won fifteen major championships, had been out of action since surgery on his right ankle around seven months prior. In an AFP-reported statement on Tuesday, the individual stated: “My game is rusty, I haven’t played for a long time. I can’t wait to get back into the game, and I’m as curious as you are to see what it’s going to be like after all this time.” In February 2021, the American was involved in a serious car accident.

The accident kept him off the greens for over a year before resuming at the 2022 Masters, where he finished 47th. This year, Tiger Woods got no further than the third round of the Augusta Masters. In April, he underwent surgery on his right ankle. For the after-effects of his accident: “The pain I had (at the start of the year) is gone. Other parts of my body have taken over, I’ve got a few little glitches elsewhere, knees, back, but the ankle’s fine, the operation was a success.” The golfer, who boasts no fewer than 82 successes on the PGA Tour, is confident of victory on his comeback. Before looking ahead to 2024. Next year, the American is confident of playing around one competition a month. Starting with the Genesis Invitational, for his charity.

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