Tiger set to make his return. Woods claims he will be back in October. Specifically, he will make his return on October 13th at the Safeway Open. My question is, will he really make this return? Or is this like those few other times Tiger made a statement and then ceased to follow through?
Let me first say, Tiger has definitely given a few statements that indicate there is in fact a slight chance he does not play. It is the media that is hyping up the probability. Tiger came out and stated the following
"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.
So, you can clearly see that he is realizing there is a lot left to be done. He recognizes the fact that he could very possibly not be ready to go come October.
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.