Woods back but PGA return ‘a long way away'
The Straits Times|December 19, 2021
ORLANDO (Florida) • Tiger Woods’ relentless rehabilitation work paid off in a major milestone when he was able to tee it up with his 12-year-old son Charlie for Friday’s pro-am ahead of the PNC Championship, which ends today.

The 15-time Major champion is only 10 months removed from a February car accident that nearly cost him his leg.

He used a cart to get around the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando while relishing the opportunity to be back on the course with his son.

The 36-hole father-son weekend exhibition is the perfect event for Woods to get a feel for the greens again. “It was an awesome day,” the former world No. 1 said. “It was just awesome to be back out here playing and being out there with my son. We just had an absolute blast.”

Woods, 45, was noticeably cautious with how much pressure he put on his right leg, surgically repaired with rods, screws and pins, and did not play much on the back nine as part of his plan to “save” himself for the two days of action.

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