Tiger Woods gave his fans an update on his blog today, discussing his recent back surgery and nerve pain. In the long letter he posted, it seems as though Woods is feeling much better.
Woods remains committed to returning to professional golf, no matter surgeries he has to undergo. He may have no timetable for his return at the moment, but his motivation has never waned, as we would expect from the multiple major champion.
Here’s a few segments from the note he wrote:
It has been just over a month since I underwent fusion surgery on my back, and it is hard to express how much better I feel. It was instant nerve relief. I haven’t felt this good in years.
As for returning to competitive golf, the long-term prognosis is positive. My surgeon and physiotherapist say the operation was successful. It’s just a matter of not screwing up and letting it fuse. I’m walking and doing my exercises, and taking my kids to and from school. All I can do is take it day by day. There’s no hurry.
But, I want to say unequivocally, I want to play professional golf again.
He goes on to say that without this nerve pain, he can finally have a life again with his kids, which he is making his priority. Although he won’t be able to twist or turn for another two to three months, he is working hard with his rehab routine and doing what the doctors tell him to do. He wouldn’t be Tiger if he didn’t say he was trying to come back.
Along with his recovery, he comments on Sergio Garcia’s win at The Masters, congratulating someone who he once had beef with (serious beef). Both Sergio and Tiger have grown up tremendously since then, and thankfully it seems they can now appreciate them for their own hard work.
He also wants the Golden State Warriors to win the NBA finals. Steph Curry has found his way into the hearts of golfers everywhere, even one of the greatest.
It’s encouraging that Tiger is now free of pain and any decent human being would hope for his recovery, but the prospect of him playing professional golf again is still up for debate. How many times have we heard him say that he’s feeling better and is ready to compete? Too many times. While we may be a bit skeptical, this news is nothing but positive.
There’s always a little hope when it comes to Tiger Woods.