Golf fans, rejoice: from 30 November (today) to 3 December, Tiger Woods will come back on the green! The iconic American golfer will play at the Hero World Challenge (Bahamas), an unofficial tournament of the PGA Tour, after a seven-month hiatus.
On the eve of the highly anticipated event, the golf legend talked about what it means to return to the green, also making a comparison with Rafael Nadal. “I’m curious, like everyone else, to see what my current form is. My game is definitely rusty.
I no longer have pain in my ankle but the problems in my right hip remain and are making themselves felt,” said the North American . “From now on, the goal is to play one tournament a month. I love competing, when the time comes that I will no longer be able to win I will step aside,” said the 48 year-old.
Woods on Rafael Nadal: “He is an inspiration”
On the possibility of captaining Team USA at the 2025 Ryder Cup in New York, Woods explained: “There’s too much to do right now on the PGA Tour to think about it, we’ll see later.
Yes, I have faith in the PGA Tour commissioner, Monahan, but what happened in the past must never happen again.” Regarding the agreement between the Arab Super League and the PGA Tour, Tiger said: “It’s very frustrating. We were all really surprised by what happened and now we hope that the best solution can be found by December 31, 2023.” Finally, Woods talked about Rafael Nadal, who is close to returning to the tennis court after the serious injury that occurred at the 2023 Australian Open.
“I think what Rafa did is extraordinary. He won the Australian Open with an injured foot. He is a very strong and competitive man. He knows that time passes. All athletes have to deal with this. Although in some sports it happens more quickly than in others, unfortunately you end up getting older.
I don’t want to see him go. We should all enjoy watching him compete and watching him play, seeing what he brought to the game, what he brought to all of us, seeing the passion with which he plays and why he plays. The passion with which he plays is an inspiration.” We recall Rafael Nadal should come back on the court for the beginning of the 2024 tennis season.
The Spanish legend, according rumors from his country, should take the court in Brisbane, before the Australian Open 2024.