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Tiger Woods Has No Timetable On Healing Or Playing

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 December 2015 21:36 Tuesday, 01 December 2015 21:15


NASSAU, Bahamas – Tiger Woods is painting a bleak picture on his return to golf by saying he has no idea when his back will heal.
Woods has gone through three procedures in the same spot in his back in the last 19 months.
He said Tuesday he has not started rehabilitation and does not know when his back will allow him to do that.



Scott Says Caddie’s Book Won’t Be a Distraction

Last Updated on Sunday, 08 November 2015 06:38 Sunday, 08 November 2015 06:32

Adam ScottCanadian Press

SHANGHAI, China (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Adam Scott hasn’t read caddie Steve Williams’ book about Tiger Woods and doesn’t expect it to be a distraction when Williams is working for him.

“I haven’t been lucky enough to get a copy. Must be in the mail still,” Scott said after his opening round at the HSBC Champions. “I don’t know exactly what’s in the book. As I said, I haven’t read it. I think everyone knows probably what to expect.”

Williams worked 13 years for Woods during the peak of his career. Their relationship became strained after Woods was embroiled in a sex scandal at the end of 2009, and it ended in the summer of 2011 shortly after Williams caddied for Adam Scott in the U.S. Open while Woods was recovering from leg injuries.

Williams had been talking about a book since then, though he was concerned about a non-disclosure agreement he had with the 14-time major champion. The book, “Out of the Rough,” was published in New Zealand.



Caddie Opens Up on Tiger Woods’ Affairs in Tell-All Book

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 November 2015 05:17 Wednesday, 04 November 2015 05:08

Tiger Woods and former caddie Steve WilliamsCanadian Press

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Tiger Woods’ former caddie Steve Williams has described his anger and frustration at being “hung out to dry” by Woods’ management when the golfer’s infidelities were revealed in 2009, and says he was sometimes treated as a “slave” on the course.

A New Zealand newspaper published a chapter of Williams’ tell-all book “Out of the Rough” in which the New Zealand-born caddie describes his reaction on learning of Woods’ extramarital affairs. Williams writes that he didn’t hear from his close friend Woods for four months as the golfer’s marriage, career and reputation fell apart.



Woods Has Another Procedure on His Back

Last Updated on Saturday, 31 October 2015 07:27 Saturday, 31 October 2015 07:20

Tiger WoodsPARK CITY, Utah ( — Tiger Woods announced that he underwent a successful follow-up procedure to his September back surgery. This was done to relieve discomfort.

It was performed on October 28, in Park City, Utah, by neurosurgeon Dr. Charles Rich.

“Tiger is doing well, and we expect him to make a full recovery,” Rich said.

There is no timetable for Woods’ return to the PGA TOUR.



Woods Says Recovery Will Be ‘Long and Tedious’

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 October 2015 05:39 Wednesday, 21 October 2015 05:32

Tiger WoodsCanadian Press

MEXICO CITY (Carlos Rodriguez/AP) — Tiger Woods has not started rehabilitation for a second back surgery he had a month ago, and he said he would face another “tedious and long” process that suggests it might be awhile before he competes again.

Woods last played at the Wyndham Champion on August 23, where he tied for 10th for his best finish at a PGA Tour event in nearly two years.

In a surprise announcement September 18, he said he had a second back surgery after doctors during a routine check discovered a fragmented disc pinching a nerve. Woods had his first surgery just before the 2014 Masters and missed nearly three months. He said later he came back too early.



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