When Tiger Woods limped out of the US PGA Championship at Southern Hills some of his fans feared the worst.
Was he just not admitting publicly what deep down we all likely knew? The writing was on the wall. Hell, if he can’t make it through four rounds then what is the point?!
Well, it appears that Woods is intent on carrying out his plans on playing the forthcoming JP McManus Pro-Am at Adare Manor before pegging it up at the landmark 150th Open.
Woods, 46, is a three-time Open champion and has previously targeted returning to the home of golf. He even told us so at the 86th Masters in April.
Two of those major victories came at the Old Course at St. Andrews. He won there in 2000 and 2005.
Some of his fans were completely shocked.
And now it looks like things are starting to slowly gear up again.
This is the latest photograph of Woods:
Appears that Tiger has been practicing in California this week. Great to see he’s back on the course gearing up. This was yesterday but hear he’s back out today for more.— TWLEGION (@TWlegion) June 24, 2022
(: polly.cottontail / IG) pic.twitter.com/avXGK20OZg
If he does make it to The Open, Woods has not outlined his future schedule. At times during his two major appearances this year he has looked okay while at other times in considerable discomfort.
Legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus previously revealed that Woods told him during the champions’ dinner at The Masters that the big cat brought forward his comeback because doctors told him he’d always be in pain.
If it’s gonna suck now then it will suck next year, Woods told the Golden Bear.
This week, three more big names committed to the JP McManus Pro-Am.