The 14-time major champion has not played since February, because of his back surgeries. He went through a fourth back operation in April and now he trains to get back on track, in his career.
The 41-year-old, who was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in May, says he is working out almost every day to recover his muscle tone.
“I’m working out six days a week, alternating between the treadmill, bike riding, swimming and lifting twice a day. My muscle tone is coming back, but I’m not in golf shape yet. That’s going to take time.”
He can now hit 60-yard shots, but still, he does not know when his official return on the field is going to take place.
“I’m starting to hit the ball a little further – 60-yard shots. I have not taken a full swing since my back fusion surgery last April, but continue to chip and putt every day.”
Woods said he is feeling much better and getting more rest.
“About my most recent surgery, it’s nice not to live in pain anymore. I’m sleeping better because I don’t have any nerve pain going down my leg. It makes a world of difference.”
According to the multiple champion, he is going through his recovery process one step at a time.
“I have my six-month back X-rays coming up. Once my surgeon takes a look, he’ll give me the parameters of what I can do moving forward.”
“Playing wise, I’m not looking ahead yet because I don’t know what kind of swing I’m going to use. I just don’t know what my body is going to allow me to do. Until I do, I’m going to listen to my doctors and continue to take it slowly.”
In August Tiger Woods pleaded not guilty when he was charged for driving under the influence. However, later this month he may admit to a lesser charge of reckless driving, which might lead him to enter a 12-month probation program.
Woods will have the role of assistant captain, for the biennial match between the United States and an International team, which takes place at Liberty National in New Jersey between September 28 and October 1.
“As an assistant captain, you’re in charge of the wives, girlfriends, families, caddies and individuals that support the golfers. It’s a lot more organizational work than I was used to as a player.”
We wish him the best of luck with his recovery, both in his personal and his professional life.