Tiger Woods is ready to get back on the course. Early Tuesday at TPC Scottsdale, Woods showed off his perfect smile during his press conference, no gap whatsoever. In case you haven’t been paying attention, Woods went to Italy last week to see his girlfriend, Lindsey Vonn, win her record 63rd World Cup race. Woods was wearing a mask sporting a toothy skull figure. When the mask dropped, there was a gap where one of his upper incisors used to be. Another tooth also was cracked. Apparently, Woods was accidentally hit by a photographer. Oops.
With his perfect smile now intact once more, it’s time for golf.
Woods is playing in his first PGA Tour event of the year at this week’s Waste Management Phoenix Open. It’s Tiger’s first PGA event since he tied for last at the Hero World Challenge in December. That was his first tournament since missing the cut in August at the PGA Championship, where he was dealing with back issues.
This will be his first appearance in the Phoenix tournament at TPC Scottsdale since 2001. Listen to Tiger’s comments from his press conference.
Tiger relives his memories about the ace he made on the par-3 16th hole in 1997 and the help he got from fans in 1999 at the Phoenix Open who moved a boulder that was deemed a loose impediment.