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Serena Williams injury advice for Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods has not been short on advice from massive groups of people regarding his injury and back surgery. Serena Williams joins that list of people, but the difference is she’s a professional athlete with lots of experience playing through and recovery from an injury.

So what did she have to say?

“For me I say you should just try to enjoy your time off, and when you’re feeling better, get back into it, but it’s a process that you don’t want to rush,” Williams quoted to USA Today’s For The Win.

She adds, “When you’ve been doing this for 20 years it gets really repetitive, so you can just use it as a time to reboot so things don’t feel as militant.”

Tiger Woods recently said, “I am [being more patient], and I have to be with it. That wasn’t always the case. I’ve played through a lot of injuries. I’ve played through some situations I probably shouldn’t have, won some tournaments I probably shouldn’t have won.”

Tiger Woods No Timetable for Returning to Golf

Tiger Woods underwent a third back surgery in October 2015 to alleviate some nerve trouble, but says he has no idea when he will be returning to the golf course.

Woods has taken a major fall in the rankings. The 14-time major champion has sunken to No. 400 in the world after his injuries and poor form. He even revealed that his condition was so bad after his latest back surgery that he can’t even bend down to pick up a ball.

He says he has no idea when he will return to the course. At a press conference at Albany Golf Club in the Bahamas, Woods said, “I have no answer for that. Neither does my surgeon or my physio. I also had to reset the clock each and every day and ‘OK, here we go, this is a new day and this is taken for what it is.”

“I listen to my surgeon, I listen to my physios, and we just take it day by day. Hopefully the day by day adds up to something positive here soon.” He adds.

There is no timetable for Tiger Woods, and he says, “Where is the light at the end of the tunnel? I don’t know, so that’s been hard.”

Tiger Woods to keep his swing after second back surgery

Tiger Woods says he will not change his golf swing after his second back surgery. He’s already got high hopes of chasing down the Jordan Spieths and Jason Days of the world.

“I feel good, I’m just stiff,” said Woods. “Difference after this surgery is that my swing won’t change. It’s going to take months and months of a lot of hard work.”

He adds, “Also after my last surgery, I was changing my swing and to be able to do that successfully you have to practice a lot, and I could not practice because I was doing rehab.”

We hope for Woods, his recovery will be easier this time. Tiger will almost certainly take more time than last on recovering and not rushing his return.

For the meantime, his old swing is staying put.

Tiger Woods Struggling after back surgery

Unable to swing a golf club, Tiger Woods is still struggling after his September 16th microdisectomy surgery. That isn’t holding him back from previous commitments, however.

In a Twitter post, Woods wrote, “I won’t be able to compete, but I’ll still travel to Mexico City Oct. 20-21 to support Bridgestone America’s Golf Cup presented by Value.”

The exhibition promotes golf in Latin America and while Tiger won’t play in the 72-hold best ball tournament, he will host the breakfast before the tournament begins.

Woods hopes to return to professional golf in early 2016.

Tiger Woods undergoes second back surgery

It’s deja vu for Tiger Woods as he underwent his second back surgery last Wednesday. This is the second microdiscectomy surgery Woods has had; the first procedure taking place in March of 2014.

Tiger Woods says, “This is certainly disappointing, but I’m a fighter. I’ve been told I can make a full recovery, and I have no doubt that I will.” He adds, “I appreciate the fans’ concern and support. This is unfortunate, but these things happen. I’ve been injured before and played again. It won’t be any different this time.”

Back in August, Woods originally complained of hip pain, not back pain, at the Wyndham Championship. An exam following the tournament revealed the source of pain was in his back, not his hip.

Woods surgery removed a small disc fragment that was pinching his nerve from his back. We wish Tiger the best of luck and a speedy recovery.

Hip not back pain plagues Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods admitted that he was hurting at the back nine of the Wyndham Championship. However, instead of back pain, he was suffering from hip pain.

“It’s not my back, no,” said Woods, who had back surgery last year. “Just my hip.”

Woods closed strong with four birdies in his last six holes for a T-10 finish and an even par-70. This was his first top-10 performance all season.

Unfortunately Woods’ hip did not get better as the round went on. A win at the Wyndham would have guaranteed Woods a pass into the first two playoff events at Barclays and the Deutsche Bank Championship.


Is Tiger Woods ready to play, more than a year after back surgery?

Qualifying for the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup playoffs and winning for the first time in more than two years are unfortunately, two topics that Tiger Woods isn’t ready to discuss.

The four-time PGA Championship winner has considerable work to do in order to qualify for the playoffs, and those immediate goals are not his focus this week at Whistling Straits.

Woods, who has played just nine events this year said, “I’m just trying to get my game better for years to come.” As of late, his best finishes were 17th at the Masters and a tie for 18th two weeks ago at the Quicken Loans National.

The last time Woods was a contender at any tournament was in 2014 at the WGC-Cadillac Championship; his last event before back surgery.

Woods added, “If you would have asked me right after I had my back surgery last year, what does your career look like, I didn’t really have much of an answer. I was hoping to get back out there. Now I’m back out here and at a level I can practice and play again. But also I have a totally different swing.”

Unfortunately for Woods, he has fallen to 278th in the world, having starting out at 32nd at the beginning of the year. Woods said, “It was like the perfect storm of a surgery, rehabbing and then trying to learn a whole new pattern; it couldn’t have been more complicated.”

While Woods’ ranking is at an all time low, he said he is not concerned about his spot in the world rankings.

We commend Tiger for his positive outlook as he states, “I know I’m in the 200s somewhere, but as far as paying attention to it, no. I’m just trying to get better. I’m just trying to get up there where I can win tournaments, get my game organized so I can be consistent on the tournament basis where I’m going to give myself a chance to win each and every event I play in.”

We’ll look forward to seeing Tiger Woods progress in the meantime.

Can Tiger Woods Still win a major run?

Tiger Woods just turned 39, and many are questioning whether he can still win a major run. Questions over if he will play a full schedule, how healthy he his, how is back is holding up, his practice schedule, and the impact Chris Como will have are all answered via ESPN at http://espn.go.com/golf/story/_/id/11988911/burning-questions-tiger-woods-heading-2015-season-golf

Tiger Woods “feeling great” after rehab

Tiger Woods is making his comeback to golf after a recent back injury, with plans on extending his illustrious career.

In addition to a new teacher and a stronger body, Woods says he is working on a swing that will incorporate previous moves that date back to his amateur days. He called it “new, but old”, and will test it out against an 18-man field of elite players at the Hero World Challenge.

He watched his previous swings on a VHS recorder. Woods said, “Actually, it’s pretty interesting trying to find a VHS recorder. I have a lot of tape like that. Fortunately, my mom is of the age where she has that still in the house. So that was very beneficial to look at some of the old tapes.”

This is the fifth time in five years Woods has returned from injury. The breaks have ranged from 4 weeks to 4 months.

Woods says, “I’ve gotten stronger. I’ve gotten more explosive. I’ve gotten faster. I now just need to hit more balls. But the body is good. I don’t have the sharp pain like I used to at the beginning of the year. I still have some aches and pains, just like anybody else who is my age and older.”

Will Woods be game ready? “Probably not quite as I would like to be,” Woods says. “We’ll see on Thursday”.

Source: http://www.foxsports.com/golf/story/tiger-woods-back-with-eye-on-his-past-120214

Tiger Woods withdraws from WGC-Bridgestone due to back

Tiger Woods, in visible pain, had to withdraw from the final round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday after hitting his tee shot on the ninth hole.

The 14-time major winner was in distress at his car as he attempted to remove his golf shoes and change into tennis shoes. Barely able to stand, he braced himself at the back of the vehicle, unable to tie his shoes.

“It happened on the second hole when I hit my second shot, I fell back into the bunker,” Woods said. “I just jarred it, and it’s been spasming ever since.”

Woods had surgery on March 31 to correct a pinched nerve in his back following just four tournaments in 2014. He withdrew from the Honda Classic during the final round, and then played the WGC-Cadillac Championship a week later, shooting a third-round 66, but finding himself in distress during the final-round 78.

Woods’ status for the PGA Championship in Louisville is unclear. Phil Mickelson, who is scheduled to play with Woods in the first two rounds of the PGA Championship said “It looked like he was really in pain. I hope he’s OK. I mean, I hope he’s able to play next week. I hope it’s a muscle and nothing serious because I’m really looking forward to playing with him.” Mickelson added, “As much as I love playing him, playing against him, trying to beat him, it’s we all want him in the field. We all want him back. I just hope he’s OK.”

Source: ESPN via http://espn.go.com/golf/story/_/id/11303294/tiger-woods-withdraws-wgc-bridgestone-back-pain-flares-up