Tiger Woods updates progress, revealing he's back to working out full

Annette Crawford
September 23, 2017

He said he is working out six days a week, alternating between a treadmill, riding a bike, swimming and lifting twice daily.

"My biggest takeaway from the Ryder Cup previous year was that as a player, it's very simple: all you have to do is get ready to play fourball and foursomes, and know who you might play with", Woods observed.

Woods, who served as assistant captain on the 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup team, believes that keeping tabs on schedules, wives, girlfriends, families, caddies, and players' entourages is more hard than playing in the biennial team events.

In fact, Woods said he's unsure what "kind of swing" he's going to use.

The 41-year-old has agreed to plead guilty to reckless driving at an October 25 hearing and enter a programme for first-time DUI offenders after he was found asleep at the wheel of his auto in May.

Tiger Woods has had putting competitions against Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler recently. Most importantly, he says he's pain free and been sleeping better as a result, although he's still not in a position to consider a timetable for a return to the PGA Tour.

Woods has had some company along the way, mentioning that Rickie Fowler and Justin Thomas have frequently dropped by "for putting contests".

"I'm feeling good, strong and doing really well", Woods wrote.

"I'm fired up for the Presidents Cup next week", Woods wrote. My muscle tone is coming back, but I'm not in golf shape yet. Justin also comes over to practice his chipping. He said he's going to take it slow and listen to the advice of his doctors. "It was fun to celebrate his PGA Championship win with him and Rickie, and we had a blast".

The blog post - all 1,500 words of it - shows a Tiger more open about, well, most everything, including recent hurricanes, U.S. Open tennis ("how about Rafael Nadal?"), the total eclipse and the 2-0 Raiders.

The 41-year-old hasn't played competitive golf since January and missed the entire 2016 season.

"Finally, thanks to my fans for your patience and encouragement", Woods wrote on the blog. "The last two years have been challenging and I have gone through a great deal".

Call it Tiger's ongoing evolution, from mental-game monster who dominated the PGA Tour out of sheer intimidation to subservient assistant coach with a balky back apparently accepting elder-statesman status. "But you have always been there for me and I can't thank you enough".

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