Golf world reacts to latest Tiger Woods news

Is Tiger Woods nearing a return to professional golf?

Golf world reacts to latest Tiger Woods news

Tiger Woods appears to be edging even closer to a return to professional golf. 

The 47-year-old icon was spotted at PGA National over the weekend supporting his son Charlie Woods in a junior golf tournament. 

The son of the golf legend, 13, stole the attention on the eve of the 2023 U.S. Open when a clip of his latest golf swing went viral

Little Charlie was the spit of his father as he ripped a drive at Riviera Country Club. 

The teenager won his first golf tournament on the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour in June, obliterating the competition just like his father. 

A picture was sent into the Tiger Woods tracking account @TWLegion which shows the 15-time major champ marching down the fairway in South Florida clutching an umbrella. 

His right leg is back in a full sleeve. In recent weeks he has been spotted but pictures have mainly shown Woods in a golf cart. 

Woods went under the knife once again in April after withdrawing from the 87th Masters after finishing his third round. 

He looked absolutely battered as he hobbled over to his tour bag in the middle of the fairway before calling it quits. 

It was later confirmed that he reaggravated plantar fasciitis - inflammation of tissue in the foot - which forced him to withdraw from the PGA Tour event he hosts annually in the Bahamas in December 2022. 

Whilst he looked in absolute agony at Augusta National, the pain surely wasn't as bad as what he experienced before his withdrawal from the 2022 PGA Championship at Southern Hills. 

"I was talking to him at the end of last year and then he was saying the reason why he pulled out of the PGA was a screw went through the skin on Saturday," Jason Day previously revealed.

After Woods' latest surgery, it was anticipated that he could be out of action for at least six months. 

Orthopaedic surgeon and former PGA Tour player Dr Bill Mallon previously wrote on X:

"It usually takes six weeks to three months for the fusion to take effect, and Tiger will have limited weight-bearing during that time, which again will be at the surgeon's discretion, and also depends on how the fusion is healing.
"Can he play golf again? Yes, but that's at least six months to a year in the future. His tournaments for 2023 are likely over, and I would not be surprised to not see him play again until Augusta 2024.
"Can he play golf well again? Depends on your definition of well. He'll never be the Tiger of 2000 or even 2015. The fact that this is his right foot/ankle is the saving grace, as you need motion in your left foot/ankle as you roll over it near impact."

Golf fans reacted positively to the latest sighting of Woods. 

"TW is gonna win again one of these days," one wrote. "Don't know when but it'll happen again I can feel it"

Another said: "I love the fact that this man is worth hundreds of millions, if not a billion, dollars and still dresses like all of our dads. That's our GOAT right there."

In other Woods news, it has been confirmed that he will not be attending the forthcoming Ryder Cup. 

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