Former U.S. Open champion Geoff Ogilvy has claimed he fully expects Tiger Woods to play on the senior tour.
Woods is still recovering from his latest surgery after hobbling out of the 47th Masters. But recent footage shows the 47-year-old making some tentative swings with a wedge alongside his teenage son Charlie as he attempts to mount another improbable comeback.
We are yet to see just how well his right ankle can sustain a full driver swing from the 15-time major champion.
In any event, Ogilvy believes Woods will more than likely play in PGA Tour Champions event in the future, aided by a golf cart.
Ogilvy told Golfweek in a recent Q&A:
Woods has previously dismissed speculation he plans to retire anytime soon.
"No, no, no, no," he said after the 150th Open at St. Andrews in 2022. "I'm not retiring. But not playing a full schedule, that's just my reality. I don't like it, but I just have to accept it."
It has been speculated that he would never want to be a ceremonial golfer.
In other words, unless he doesn't believe he can win then we will see Woods tee it up in majors and PGA Tour events until he physically can't.
Legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus previously hinted he had conversations with Woods about his future.
Speaking on Nick Faldo's podcast, the Golden Bear said: "Tiger actually can still hit the ball pretty well. But he can't walk. He can't walk. And I told him, 'Tiger, you're eligible to take a cart.' He says, 'I'm not going to do that.' He says, 'When I get to the senior tour, I will.'"
Woods will be eligible to play PGA Tour Champions events when he turns 50 years old.
Golf carts have been allowed on the circuit since 2006. They are not yet allowed in the senior majors.
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