Thursday, February 19

Tiger’s Return Next Week: Ready or Sleepy?

TIGER WOODS WILL RETURN to golf next week at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, an event he has won three times, including last year.

“Elin and our new son Charlie are doing great,” Tiger said at his Web site. “I’ve enjoyed my time at home with the family and appreciate everyone’s support and kind wishes.”

Is Tiger ready?

“I’m now ready to play again,” he said.

OK. There you go.

PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem is also ready.

“We are delighted that Tiger is returning to competition and look forward to watching him compete next week,” Finchem said in a statement.

But maybe Tiger also just needs a good night’s sleep. You know?

−The Armchair Golfer

Related:
Exclusive interview with Tiger's Left Knee
Tiger's Left Knee speaks on U.S. Open prep

(Photo: Roadsidepictures/Flickr)

5 comments :

Mad Hatter said...

Im glad to see this return, this does bring some excitement in the air. I do have to question the early return, is this a complete healing. Tiger has shown us in the past that he will play while in serious pain and or sick conditions. Even that last tournament I felt that he should have sat it out, but he pushed it. Is this the case here? I hope not, anyway im looking forward to seeing him back in action.

Jeff Goodman (Goods) said...

Love the Travellodge ad. Freakin' sweet!

I look at Tiger's injury from a fantasy football perspective.

That is, if I know a player is coming off knee surgery, I won't draft him until next season, as knee injuries truly don't fully heal until after 18 months, and even then, the player may still not be what they used to.

We'll see what Tiger can do, though. Perhaps he's the anomaly.

The Armchair Golfer said...

MH: I agree that Tiger shouldn't come back until his knee is ready. We can't know -- just what he tells us -- and I wonder if he really knows until he tests it in competition. It would be a mistake to risk a permanent injury of some kind.

Jeff: Yep, good 'ol Travelodge. Love the sleep-walking bear.

Tom Blogical said...

Anybody think Tiger will win his first event since major knee surgery? Bueller...Bueller...Anyone?

Tony Covey said...

I'm not saying Tiger is going to win (I would think it's a bit tougher to win a match play event), but if he can win the US Open on one leg, absolutely anything is possible. If nothing else, it's a reason to watch golf again.