Tiger Woods’ Caddie Speculates When He Will Return in 2022: ‘I Get a Lot More Positive Energy Than I Do Negative Energy, to Be Honest With You’

Published 12/27/2021, 1:08 PM EST
Dec 19, 2021; Orlando, Florida, USA; Tiger Woods and son Charlie Woods hug after the final round of the PNC Championship golf tournament at Grande Lakes Orlando Course. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Reper-USA TODAY Sports Credit: Reuters


Tiger Woods has arguably made the most miraculous return to professional golf at the PNC Championship. He played with his 12-year-old son, Charlie Woods, who has already made a great name for himself in the game.

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The 15-time major winner met with a serious accident early in the year. However, while his golf career hanged in the balance, Tiger marked a remarkable comeback, finishing runners-up at the 2021 PNC Championship.

The dynamic father-son duo shot a firing 15 under par 57- in the final round on Sunday and finished in the second position at 25 under par, just two shots behind the winners.

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Tiger’s Caddie comments on his swing

In a recent interview, Tiger Woods’ long-term caddie, Joe LaCava, said, “I don’t want to say shocked, but I’m a little pleasantly surprised.

“I get a lot more positive energy than I do negative energy, to be honest with you,” he added.

He further said, “A lot of quality long-iron shots. The short game is midseason form. Good touch. Better distance control on the 60-, 70-, 80-yard shots.” 

Dec 19, 2021; Orlando, Florida, USA; Charlie Woods and his dad Tiger Woods walk off the 13th green during the final round of the PNC Championship golf tournament at Grande Lakes Orlando Course. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Reper-USA TODAY Sports

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He was delighted to be with Tiger once again and added, “I’d like to do this more than once a year.” Tiger, despite his injury, played wonderfully and as always, was fun to watch.

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What does the future hold for Tiger?

Tiger Woods, presumably the GOAT, was away from competitive golf since February this year. Earlier in a press conference at the HERO World Challenge, Tiger said, “As far as playing at the Tour level, I don’t know when that’s going to happen.” 

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Tiger Woods can surely still play golf, but the main issue will be walking 18 holes in a four-day event, which will take a huge toll on him. In reference to the same, LaCava said, “Obviously, physically you can see he’s in a lot of pain. He’s not even close to being there yet, to be able to walk a golf course and play at that level. But in terms of golf, not all bad.”

How long do you think before Tiger marks his return to the tour?

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Bazif Qadri

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Bazif Qadri is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing BSC Economics Hons, Bazif is a golf enthusiast. Not only a fan, but he is also an avid golfer himself.

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