This week, Tiger Woods will make his return to the PGA Tour at the Safeway Open at the Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, California. Wood’s will be making his return after a 14-month hiatus that was caused by a continuous back injury.
The past two years have been a struggle for Wood’s to stay healthy with his continuous back problems. It would appear that he’s ready to make a return after extending his return date on several occasions. Wood’s injury, a pinched nerve, caused him so much pain that he withdrew from the 2014 Honda Classic. However, this wasn’t the first occurrence of back spasms for Woods. Wood’s experienced a similar issue the year prior at the Barclays. It makes one wonder if it had been a lingering one that came to a head at the Honda Classic.
As for what would make a successful return? As long as Woods gets through 36 holes unscathed and makes a run for a weekend finish, then this weekend should be considered a success. Because while he has been teasing the public by having someone tell the media he’s “flushing everything,” competitive golf is a totally different animal. He should also try to avoid chunking any chips, but baby steps.
Wood’s will be paired with longtime competitor, Phil Mickelson for this upcoming Thursday and Friday which could make for some interesting competition.
Until then, enjoy this; because who knows, we may see this a few more times.
Tiger's officially coming back. https://t.co/zmSAAeK3o4
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) October 7, 2016