A month after present process again surgical procedure in January, Tiger Woods spoke to CBS Sports activities’ Jim Nantz throughout Sunday’s last spherical protection of the Genesis Open to debate his restoration timetable and deal with maybe the largest lingering query in golf: Will Woods be wholesome for the 2021 Masters?
“God, I hope so,” Woods advised Nantz. “I’ve received to get there first. Lots of it’s primarily based on my surgeons, my docs, my therapists, and ensuring that I do it accurately. That is the one again I received, so I don’t have rather more wiggle room left right here.”
Woods stated he did have a plan to return to enjoying golf when requested by Nantz if he’d wish to play in not less than one event earlier than this yr’s Masters, including that he’s nonetheless ready on check outcomes to find out the subsequent step in his restoration course of.
Woods has now had 5 surgical procedures on his again throughout his profession, in addition to 5 on his left knee, inflicting him to overlook vital time. He is performed simply 3 times through the 2020-21 season, and has not appeared in a event since final yr’s Masters in November.
Requested by Nantz how he was feeling because the surgical procedure, Woods stated his again feels “just a little stiff,” and that he is nonetheless performing the “mundane” drills of rehab whereas working within the gymnasium. As for his golf sport, there wasn’t a lot latest exercise to report.
“I’ve lengthened my putter so I don’t should bend over as far,” Woods stated with amusing. “I’ve gone to the identical size as my sand wedge.”
The primary spherical of the 2021 Masters is scheduled for April 8.