- Woods has not played competitively since the Masters Tournament back in April
- But he is set to return and play in his new Golf League, which launches in January
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Tiger Woods said his ankle that was surgically fused in April is pain-free, however it is the rest of his leg that has been causing him problems.
He also gave no indication as to when he will be returning to the golf course.
‘My ankle is fine. Where they fused my ankle, I have absolutely zero issue whatsoever,’ Woods said Tuesday.
‘That pain is completely gone. It´s the other areas that have been compensated for.’
Woods also compared it with when he had fusion surgery on his lower back. He said the L5 and S1 vertebrae were fine.
Tiger Woods has revealed that he no longer feels pain in his ankle after undergoing surgery
Woods has not played competitively since he withdrew from the Masters Tournament in April
‘But all the surrounding areas is where I had all my problems and I still do,’ he said. ‘So you fix one, others have to become more hypermobile to get around it, and it can lead to some issues.’
Of course, it doesn´t take much for Woods to get everybody’s attention about when he might play again.
Two years ago, he posted a video of one swing and two words – ‘Making progress’ – that eventually led to him playing the PNC Championship with his son, Charlie, just 10 months after his car crash outside of Los Angeles.
This time all he did was walk.
Woods caddied for his son at the Notah Begay III Junior Golf National Championship, and various video footage showed him walking and carrying the bag. This was a week after Stewart Cink said in a Golf Channel interview that Woods told him he had starting practicing.
For what remains to be seen.
‘I´m pretty sore after caddying for four days,’ Woods said. ‘It was a flat course, thank God.’
Woods announced 19 players for the 20-man field at his Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas the week after Thanksgiving.
He was seen caddying for his son at the Notah Begay III Junior Golf National Championship
Because it is sanctioned by the PGA Tour, that would require 72 holes of walking. Still, one spot remains open and the tournament host is exempt.
More likely is the PNC Championship, which Woods and 14-year-old Charlie have played the last two years. That is sanctioned by the PGA Tour Champions, meaning carts are allowed. Woods has used a cart both times.
Woods hasn’t played since he withdrew at the Masters after the frigid third round. He had surgery on his right ankle two weeks later for arthritis that developed from his car crash.wood