On Tuesday, Tiger Woods gave the world an update on his back. And if you’re a big fan of Woods, it wasn’t exactly the news you wanted to hear.
Woods was in Mexico for the Bridgestone America’s Golf Cup, an event he was scheduled to play with Matt Kuchar until he underwent a second microdiscectomy on Sept. 16. Five weeks later, Woods didn’t give the most optimistic status report on his recovery.
“Rehab will be soon, and it will be tedious and long,” said Woods, who attended a kids clinic in Mexico City, but only went as far as high-fiving participants. “The last one, it took me awhile to get back. Some players on tour have done the same procedure and to be back pain-free it took them over a year.”
“The last one,” of course, came right before the 2014 Masters and caused the 14-time major champ to miss both that year’s Masters and U.S. Open. He returned to play in the British Open and PGA Championship, but then shut it down for the year, including taking himself out of consideration for a Ryder Cup spot. Woods indicated he came back to early in 2014 so he’s going to be more careful about his next return — whenever that comes. Read more