NASSAU, Bahamas (Reuters) — Tiger Woods expressed his satisfaction with his rehabilitation from a single-vehicle car accident that kept him in the hospital for weeks, but he made it plain that he had no timetable for returning to play.
“I’ll tell you this, as far as playing on the Tour level, I don’t know when that’ll happen,” Woods said at the Hero World Challenge on Tuesday. “Now, I’ll play a round or two here and there, a little hit and grin, something along those lines.”
The PNC Championship, which will be hosted Dec. 18-19 in Central Florida, is one such “hit and giggle” event that could be on Woods’ radar. Last year, Woods and his son, Charlie, competed in the event, and there was anticipation that he may be able to compete again this year.
Woods just shared a video of himself striking a wedge and revealed on Tuesday that he has been playing “whole holes” throughout his recuperation. He’d be able to go on a golf cart and rely on his son for any strokes he couldn’t hit, but he didn’t sound like a man on the verge of a comeback.
“It’s a little eye opening to see some of my bullets fall out of the sky a lot shorter than they used to, but at least I’m able to do it again.” “It didn’t look like I was going to do it for a long time,” he explained. “Now I’m able to play in the sport of golf, though to what extent I’m not sure.” I’ll keep you updated.”
Officials at the PNC Championship said last week that if Woods and his son are able to compete, they will be given a spot in the field.