In a blog post on his website on Wednesday, Tiger Woods said he “unequivocally” wants to play professional golf again following his spinal fusion surgery, and that he hasn’t “felt this good in years.”
In April, Woods surprised the world by announcing a fourth back surgery, except this time instead of a minimally-invasive surgery like the previous three, it was a spinal fusion. “You mention the word ‘fusion,’ and it’s scary,” Woods admits in his recent blog post.
But judging by his sentiments on Wednesday, the surgery was successful and his outlook is positive — not only for his well-being but in terms of getting back to competition.
“As for returning to competitive golf, the long-term prognosis is positive,” Tiger writes. “My surgeon and physiotherapist say the operation was successful. It’s just a matter of not screwing up and letting it fuse. I’m walking and doing my exercises, and taking my kids to and from school. All I can do is take it day by day. There’s no hurry.
“But, I want to say unequivocally, I want to play professional golf again.
“Presently, I’m not looking ahead. I can’t twist for another two and a half to three months. Right now, my sole focus is rehab and doing what the doctors tell me. I am concentrating on short-term goals.”
Woods has no timeline for when he will tee it up again, but he does “like Golden State to win the NBA Championship.” It’s good to hear Woods is on the road to recovery and in good spirits.