"My rehabilitation is to the point where I'm comfortable making plans, but I still have work to do," Tiger said. "Whether I can play depends on my continued progress and recovery. My hope is to have my game ready to go.
"I'm looking forward to going to California for my foundation event and Safeway. I'm also excited to return to Turkey and Albany. It could be a fun fall."
"It was difficult missing tournaments that are important to me, but this time I was smart about my recovery and didn't rush it. It was great spending time with my children Sam and Charlie, and also working on a lot of projects including golf-course design, the upcoming 20th anniversary of my foundation and my book about the 1997 Masters. But I missed competing. I want to thank all the fans for their kindness and concern. I've been a pro about 20 years, and their support has never waned."
Well, I believe he will not make a return. In my mind his career is over, and I mean over. This guy is done. It is as simple as that. He is 40, yes some may say he has a few years left in the tank. However, he has always had an incredibly violent swing. Some other guys, specifically Phil Mickelson, have the ability to play longer because their swing. Tiger, again, swings too violently. He will never be able to get back to where he was.
I did see a few months ago, Woods' "new" and "revamped" swing. It looked like someone on the senior tour...
That was not the Tiger I used to know...
So yeah, the answer to the question I posed in the title is simply no. Tiger Woods will not make this return. He is done.