Tiger Woods got off the couch and onto a course.
Golf Digest reports that Tiger hit balls at Medalist in Hobe Sound, Florida this past week. The progress comes nearly three months after the former top golfer endured back surgery. Tiger missed the Masters and the US Open–but not as much as they missed him. Ratings dropped dramatically.
“While it would be hard to think that Woods would return for his own tournament next week–the Quicken Loans National–it certainly does open the possibility of Tiger returning in time for the Open Championship at Hoylake, where he won his last of three Opens in 2006,” Tim Rosaforte writes. The writer points out that Woods drove balls at his home course instead of just putting them.
“My recovery from microdiscectomy surgery for a pinched nerve in my back is coming along, but it’s a very slow process,” Tiger reported on May 5. “I’m still sore. Not from the procedure itself but the incision. I just need to get back to my day-to-day activities, and that’s it.”
Tiger’s day-to-day activities now include golf.