Posted May 07, 2014

Tiger Woods Says Rehab on Schedule, Still Plans Summer Return

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Tiger Woods at the 2014 Honda Classic. Woods has not played golf since he had surgery on March 31 to repair a pinched nerve in his back (David Walberg/SI).

Tiger Woods says that his rehab from surgery to repair a pinched nerve in his back is “coming along” and that he’s still targeting a summer return to competitive golf.

In a lengthy progress report posted on his blog on TigerWoods.com, Woods said, “I hope to be back sometime this summer, but I just don’t know when.” He added that he’s especially interested in the Quicken Loans National. That tournament, which raises money for the Tiger Woods Foundation, begins June 26 at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md.

As I’ve said several times, I hope to be back sometime this summer, but I just don’t know when. There are a lot of big tournaments coming up, and one that’s personally important to me is the Quicken Loans National. I really appreciate Quicken Loans becoming the title sponsor of my event. It means a lot to me and my foundation. Whether I’m able to play or not, I’m going to be there to support it. 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. But obviously, I’m going to have to play really well to earn points to get into the playoffs and play my way onto to the team or have to rely on a captain’s pick.

Still Woods says that his timetable for recovery remains unclear.

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.

Woods has been putting and chipping, but has yet to take a full swing or use a sand wedge. He says that he’s been rehabbing with his girlfriend, Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn, and “trying to stay active” by playing with his kids, but “nothing where I’m pushing it.”

Once I begin swinging a club again, I’m not sure if I will have to make any changes to protect my back; that’s up to Sean Foley and me on what we do.

Woods wrote that his break from competitive golf has been tough but that he’s taken comfort in the knowledge that he simply cannot play the game as he watches his fellow Tour pros on television.

Missing my first Masters was tough. I actually watched quite a bit of it because Freddie [Couples] was in contention. As soon as his name went up on the leaderboard, I started watching what he was doing. Once he got off to that bad start Sunday, it wasn’t as much fun … It helps when I’m physically unable to play the game. That’s when it’s easy for me, and I don’t have a problem watching.

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81 comments
frankwhitenewyork
frankwhitenewyork

the pga needs tiger to come back asap ... sure, you are going to have some bigots who don't want to see him play .. but the majority of fans want him back ... 

Dimeson
Dimeson

I guess I'll go back to watching tennis in the summer.

JanetEWatson
JanetEWatson

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candoauto1
candoauto1

I hooked up with him in Atlanta 7 years ago while he was still married.  He sucks in bed, I can tell u that much

Lohikaarme
Lohikaarme

I guess he is the only athlete that has cheated on his wife, otherwise why so many negative comments? 

JohnRodgers
JohnRodgers

Hope this scum of the earth never wins another major.

GeorgeHelm
GeorgeHelm

Tiger, just a little advice for your future, "STAY AWAY FROM ANY WOMAN WITH A 9 IRON IN HER HAND"!

maudezilla
maudezilla

Don't even mention his name with Jack, Arnie and Gary--  he's toast.  Yes, he can shoot a round but that's as far as he goes.  

Marty2
Marty2

So, Lord Tiger  spaketh on ye old golf game?  I sayeth, I careth not - nay, I careth less than not.

dl0007
dl0007

Who cares? It's hard to believe after so many years, but could he be feeling the pressures of "The Golden Bear" and his major record?

Serge_Storms
Serge_Storms

As usual, four days worth of stories about this week's tournaments get fewer comments than one article about Tiger.  Good job haters, Tiger appreciates your help in keeping him on top of the golf world, even while he's injured. 

MIKED409
MIKED409

just not the same with out him .as far as jacks record wont happen .

ScottMarzullo
ScottMarzullo

Eldrick is finished. Way too much decent young talent on tour these days. 


Bye-Bye Black Bird

Fisherman695
Fisherman695

Tiger was a better golfer when he was skinny with more flex, now all that gym work is not helping him.I see another swing change to help less pressure on his back.This will be change number 5 or 6?

ecl326
ecl326

@GirlfriendGolf @si_golf GM Lynette! I hope he can make it back to 100% Golf needs him! (as much as they might not want to admit it)

buckeyevegas
buckeyevegas

who cares  the guy has never worked a hard day in his life,  playing golf is all he's done  and made millions , WHile real people work hard and have bad backs from actual work for low wages,  No simpathy for mr. woody cry baby.......

tony.pesola
tony.pesola

golf is so boring without tiger in the mix, its like watching paint dry.....

cwo4gec
cwo4gec

I hope Tiger returns this summer and that he wins every tournament he plays in the rest of the year.  I wish he and Elin hadn't divorced and I think they would not have had her twin and her mother kept out of it.  But she'd never give up that high alimony she got from him.   

PoPaul
PoPaul

Hahahaha!....The haters say Tiger is done, Tiger is finished, Tiger is washed up, etc., meanwhile Tiger is relaxing and hanging out at home with Lindsey, Elin, and the kids, spending his millions, eating popcorn, watching Game of Thrones, watching the NBA playoffs, knowing his Number 1 ranking in the game and in the minds of all the sports journalists is as solid as ever. Every three weeks or so, Tiger just pops up on his own site with a few words and the sports journalists are all over it, to the dismay of every Tiger hater who can't do a thing about it except whine and hope someone listens to them. LOL!

Dave Larkin
Dave Larkin

You have a guy who just won with a portion of his skull removed and we are still talking about tiger?

people who read this tripe and the people who write it need to get a real life. tige is finished, find a new boat to jump on.

Redskins
Redskins

I have heard differently. I have heard that his Doctors have told him to take this year off and he is fighting that advice.

ScottMarzullo
ScottMarzullo

Eldrick is burnt toast.... the ka-fa is history. Back to the club house brillo-head.

Aaron39
Aaron39

Good, the pga tour is almost unwatchable without Tiger playing.  Never has one sport relied so much on one player for ratings and fan attendance. Cant wait!!

lilyjon17
lilyjon17

@frankwhitenewyork  




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chloe1
chloe1

@JohnRodgers  Let he who is without sin throw the first stone. Would that be you?


sportsman95
sportsman95

@maudezilla  he's already passed all of them in career wins, only Jack is in his way in Majors. Realize he's as great as there's ever been, whether you care to admit it or not.

PoPaul
PoPaul

@ScottMarzullo  "When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don't really have to do anything, you just let them talk." Keep talking Scott...LOL!

GirlfriendGolf
GirlfriendGolf

@ecl326 GM, Ernie! I'm hoping for a 100% Tiger return as well! I know he's not the only golfer out there, but he adds so much!! @si_golf

sportsman95
sportsman95

@buckeyevegas  wow, hate much? I suppose since you follow golf you feel that way about all of the golfers and any athlete right?

alpertjm
alpertjm

@buckeyevegas bitter much?  the dude has been the hardest working man in golf since he picked up a club at 3 years old.  get off your lazy a$$ and get a job.

macer
macer

@Dave Larkin

"You have a guy," the second greatest player in the history of golf and the "needle" in golf, who just had major back surgery and may have another chance to chase the most important record in golf, major wins, and his rehab progress is a major news story. 

"People who read this tripe and the people who write it" have a real life, one of watching history in the making.  Tiger may or may not be finished and the old boat with a major rehab might just run smoothly over the "streams, rivers, lakes and oceans" of major championships.

macer
macer

@Redskins

What is your source or is your assertion merely your opinion?


57chamorro
57chamorro

Can't stand the reality that this Black Man still commands attention, can you? He's certainly got yours.

atom58
atom58

Seriously.. His 15 mins are up .. Tick tock ... There are other golfers out there (including ones that aren't breaking down from steroid use)

rb7583
rb7583

@Aaron39  you must not play golf.  It does not have to be a specific "one" individual golfing .. good golf is good golf.  Stick to the bowling lanes for your comments.

buckeyevegas
buckeyevegas

@alpertjm @buckeyevegas  YA o work hard   duhhhh maybe you don't .  Playing golf is not hard work, i guess you don't know what hard work is either, Oh and his other hard work. cheating on his wife with every woman he could, OH ya what a worker he is  NOT!

sportsman95
sportsman95

@57chamorro  racists live troubled lives. Every day they're tormented by people of color doing great things. Sucks to be them

nutz4golf
nutz4golf

@rb7583 @Aaron39 There's good golf; which is good for glancing at while dozing. Then there is compelling golf, as when Tiger is rolling, which keeps an audience awake.

Can't wait for the healed Tiger to return..

macer
macer

@rb7583 @Aaron39

rb7583,

Yes, "good golf is good golf," however, the only player in golf to increase patron attendance, media coverage, and television ratings for nearly every event he enters is Tiger Woods, the "needle" in professional golf. 

Moreover, bowling is great fun on a Sunday p.m. when Tiger is not playing!

ecl326
ecl326

@GirlfriendGolf I'm trying. My putting stroke is getting a little more consistant. Better roll. That helps.

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