"I haven't really competed in two years, really", Woods said ahead of his first start since withdrawing from the Dubai Desert Classic after round one in February. What remains to be seen, though, is whether his back can hold up for an entire tournament, an entire month and then an entire year (and beyond).
Tiger Woods spoke at a press conference Tuesday ahead of his comeback at this week's Hero World Championship starting on Thursday.
Early indications are that Woods is in a much better spot than when he returned a year ago in the Bahamas.
Woods said he has played practice rounds at home with the likes of Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson. He went through an in-patient treatment program to deal with prescription medication, and last month pleaded guilty to a reckless driving charge that allowed him to avoid jail time.
"I would like to say that I am here to win this damn thing, but this is different. Now it is fantastic to come back and play with my friends, I call them kids actually". Thomas, also the victor of this year's FedEx Cup and PGA Championship in addition to being named the PGA's top player, is the +612 favourite as he plays the event for the first time.
"So as my back improved, I've been able to start sleeping again because I don't have the nerve pain going down my leg, I don't have my leg twitching all over the place, I don't have these issues anymore". I didn't realize how bad my back was. "Last year I was still struggling a little bit with pain".
Woods' return this week will make it the 10th time he has returned from layoffs that were 10 weeks or longer. "He's been playing, I haven't been playing", Woods told reporters on Sunday.
The difference this time, Woods said, is that he doesn't feel pain, and he thinks now he can take on any shot.
Lewis also asked Woods if he considered retiring from the sport to which Woods responded, "I don't know if retirement is the word, but I didn't think I could ever play golf with my friends again because I spent most of past year in bed".
"I would love to give you a better answer but I just really don't know yet", the 14-time major victor told Golf Channel. "That's so exciting and I'm just so thankful I've had this procedure and have got to this point".
However, high levels of coffee consumption in pregnant women are linked to lower birth rates, preterm birth and pregnancy loss. Ultimately, the research lines up with recent reviews and studies that say drinking coffee doesn't seem to be hazardous.
After the tough start, Vijay scored 102 off the last 135 balls he faced even as Pujara maintained a more moderate acceleration. He failed to connect, and the ball took the top edge to land in the hands of a strategically placed short fine-leg fielder.
The previous record of 185,000 background checks on Black Friday 2016 narrowly beat the record set on Black Friday 2015. Gun checks, required for purchases at federally licensed firearm dealers, are not a measure of actual gun sales.
The Kremlin's principal global propaganda outlet RT (formerly Russia Today ) has actively collaborated with WikiLeaks. Putin signed the bill into law Saturday after the upper chamber of the Russian parliament adopted it Wednesday.
However, Wyatt had written "Kholi, Marry me" when she took to Twitter to express her love for the batting star. There could be nobody better than Dona, his wife, to shed some light on the "bhadrolok" (gentleman).
The America East champs are making their first NCAA tournament appearance after unexpectedly winning of the conference tourney. Cheers rang out when WKU's name popped up on the screen as one of four teams that will play in Lexington this weekend.
Left out of his challenge: Fox News, the network most likely to have favorable news coverage of his administration. Some see the move as an effort to hand the network over to a conservative buyer, like Rupert Murdoch.
American Express started Small Business Saturday to help local entrepreneurs show that their establishments matter too. The sidewalks were busy with people walking down the street with bags in hand, occasionally stopping to window shop.
At least two people were injured after reports of an active shooter prompted an upstate NY mall to evacuate Sunday afternoon. Video posted to social media showed armed officers scouring the shopping mall while shoppers ran toward the exits.
The home has been owned by the royal family since 1689, when King William III and Queen Mary II purchased it for £20,000. Personally, I love a great love story", she continued, referencing their choice to keep private.
Huawei says it can do better than Apple's Face ID
In its place we have Face ID, which allows the tenth anniversary iPhone to be unlocked with just a glance of someone's face. The experts used a 3D mask made of stone powder, which costs roughly USA $200, as well as glued 2D images of the eyes.
Time Magazine to be sold in for $2.8 million
Koch Equity Development, the brothers' investment firm, is putting up $650 million to receive preferred equity in the deal. The deal is valued at $1.84 billion based on the offering price and number of shares of Time outstanding on September 30.
See who's ecstatic over Flynn 'flipping' on Trump
It's possible that Flynn is merely in discussions with Mueller's office, and that those talks will ultimately fall through. For his part, Abramson argues the Trump-Flynn legal information-swapping was ethically dubious from the get-go. "...
Florida targeting Dan Mullen
Mullen is a noted quarterback tutor, as his protégées include Alex Smith , Tim Tebow and Dak Prescott . According to multiple outlets, Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen may return to Gainesville.