Reports: Tiger Woods Is Back to Playing Golf, but Not Completely

Published 11/03/2021, 11:05 AM EDT
RIDGEDALE, MISSOURI – SEPTEMBER 22: Tiger Woods of the United States looks on from the range prior to the Payne’s Valley Cup on September 22, 2020 on the Payne’s Valley course at Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale, Missouri. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for Payne’s Valley Cup)


Earlier this year in February, Tiger Woods was involved in a horrific car crash. The accident took place at the Rolling Hills Estates, where Woods is said to have been driving at an unsafe speed. He was not impaired or intoxicated and has been in recovery ever since.

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While Woods has been in recovery, there has been minimal news on the progress over the months. Only recently, Woods was seen walking by himself without any support. His comeback to the course, however, remains a big mystery for now. But this does not mean Woods is not progressing.

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Having said that, a recent report provides a somewhat positive update, which has fans curious and excited about the living PGA Tour legend.

Is Tiger Woods back to playing golf?

For months after his accident, Woods was unable to play golf. He was in the hospital for a while, before heading back to his home in Jupiter Islands, Florida. Woods is one of the most influential players the world will ever see, which means his absence has left behind worried fans and declining broadcast ratings.

He has been spotted in the public with his leg brace, people wondering about the speed and status of his injury.

“As some other reports have indicated in recent weeks, have been hearing some more rumblings with regard to Tiger’s recovery including that he has progressed to the point of a resumption of some limited golf activity,” wrote TWLEGION on Twitter.

Naturally, any news of Woods playing golf is going to be exciting for a fan. Users started wondering when he will make his return, the Masters 2022 an obvious favorite. While a major might be a cool idea for a return, Woods might try another tournament first. Having said that, there is no timeline available.

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AUGUSTA, GA – APRIL 12: Tiger Woods of the United States watches his tee shot on the first hole during the final round of the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2015 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Woods might not be ready to play professionally in April next year, which is when the Masters are scheduled to take place.

One fan wondered if this slow recovery would become a problem, especially as his performance might never be the same again. Woods was already facing health issues before his crash, and this recovery needs to be careful. People are even looking forward to some official word from Tiger during the Hero Challenge in November.

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Most responses remained positive encouraging Woods and sending him all the well wishes.

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Devika Pawar is a Golf and NBA writer at Essentially Sports. A psychology graduate from KJ Somaiya, Devika has an experience with sportswriting at Republic World for around two years now. She loves NBA a little too much, and is a dedicated Golden State Warriors fan.

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