Tiger Woods ‘pain free’ and ready for return, says Jason Day
Sydney: Tiger Woods is waking up “pain-free” for the primary time in three years forward of his return to golf at subsequent week’s Hero World Problem, his fellow former world primary Jason Day stated on Wednesday.
Woods, who has not performed aggressive golf for 10 months as he recovers from a fourth operation on his again in three years, will likely be making his comeback subsequent week at his personal match in Albany, Bahamas.
“I did discuss to him and he did say it’s one of the best he’s ever felt in three years, he doesn’t get up with ache anymore, which is nice,” Day stated on Wednesday forward of the Australian Open.
“I completely perceive the place he’s coming from as a result of generally I get up and it takes me about 10 minutes to get away from bed. For him to be in ache for 3 years may be very irritating.”
The winner of 5 tournaments in 2013, 41-year-old Woods has performed simply 19 occasions since.
The 14-times main champion made a earlier comeback on the Hero World Problem final yr after practically 16 months on the sidelines, ending 15th in a remaining area of 17.
He confirmed flashes of brilliance however struggled with accuracy.
Woods returned to the PGA Tour in January however missed the minimize on the Farmers Insurance coverage Open earlier than taking pictures an opening-round 77 per week later on the European Tour’s Dubai Desert Basic and withdrawing.
In April, he stated he had undergone a fourth operation on his again in three years.
Australian Day, now world quantity 12 after a lean spell of his personal with no wins this yr, stated the Hero World Problem was the proper match for Woods to make his return.
“With reference to him enjoying subsequent week, there’s no stress,” Day added.
”It’s an 18-man area, there’s no minimize … it’s clearly a match that fits him, that he likes.
“He says he’s prepared and I‘m hoping he’s. From what he says, he’s been hitting it lengthy and if he’s hitting it lengthy and straight, it’s going to be powerful for us.”