"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".
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.
Friday's Supreme Court decision also has possible consequences for where he is held for the remainder of his sentence. But it was still up to Masipa, the same original judge, to sentence him. "She can now rest in peace", Ms Koen said.
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.
That's impossible to answer today. "The most important game is tomorrow night, no matter what happens after". He is the one that you want to say "you know what, I just need someone to finish this off".
HTC's Vice President of Product Management Mo Versi announced the news via his Twitter handle in the midst of Thanksgiving. The smartphone was launched with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and it was upgraded to Android Nougat towards the end of 2016.
Jacobs was part of the "Strategic Services Group" at Uber, although Bloomberg says the team has now been renamed. Waymo filed suit in February alleging that the ride-hailing company stole crucial self-driving trade secrets.
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.
Police say they found signs of foul play, as well as French's auto - a silver Dodge Dart with a Florida tag DLLT42 - missing. Police said Logan, and the missing Dodge Dart, were spotted Thursday on surveillance video in south central Pennsylvania .
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.
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.
Coffee Is Officially Good For You (Again)
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.