It is a great time for Tiger Woods fans. The legendary golfer has returned to competitive action featuring in the PNC Championship or the father-son challenge with his 12-year-old son Charlie. Notably, this is the first time that Woods has entered a competition since suffering injuries after surviving what was a potentially fatal car accident in February. Woods had to undergo extensive leg surgery after which he has been undergoing rehabilitation and recovery.
The 45-year-old had already made his intentions clear through a social media announcement in which he had confirmed his participation in the event.
“Although it’s been a long and challenging year, I am very excited to close it out by competing in the @PNCchampionship with my son Charlie. I’m playing as a Dad and couldn’t be more excited and proud,” his tweet dated December 8, 2021 read.
Here is the video of Woods in action in the PNC Championship:
However, it is being learnt that his recovery is still ongoing and he is not yet back to a cent per cent fitness. Earlier, Woods had posted a short video which he captioned with just two words which were enough to take social media by storm. He had written “making progress” while sharing the video of him practicing swing.
Here is that video:
Making progress pic.twitter.com/sVQkxEHJmq
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) November 21, 2021
“This has been an entirely different animal,” Woods had said while speaking to Golf Digest in May about his injuries.
“I understand more of the rehab processes because of my past injuries, but this was more painful than anything I have ever experienced,” he had added.
While his participation in this tournament has led to speculations over whether he will be returning to full-time golf action anytime soon, he himself dismissed such rumours on Friday while interacting with the media.
Woods, who had a rod inserted into his tibia and had to get pins and screws inserted into his foot and ankle after the accident, said: “I just don’t have the endurance. I’m a long way away from playing tournament golf.”
A fair assessment would probably suggest enjoying the legendary golfer’s action on the field without diving much deep into what it means for his sporting future.