Tiger Woods confirms he will use a GOLF CART on his return from injury with Rory McIlroy this weekend… as the 15-time major champion admits he struggles to ‘get from point A to point B’ without help .
- Tiger Woods will return to his competitive golf this weekend in Florida
- He will join Rory McIlroy in ‘The Match’, against Jordan Spieth/Justin Thomas
- Woods confirmed he will use a golf cart for Saturday’s 12-hole match-up
- The 15-time major winner said he struggled to function properly after the injuries
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Tiger Woods confirmed he will use a cart in his return to golf in an exhibition with Rory McIlroy on Saturday.
The 15-time major winner was forced to withdraw before last week’s Hero World Challenge due to plantar fasciitis in his right foot, costing him his first competition since The Open in July.
Despite concerns about his injury, which is an ongoing complication of a car accident that nearly cost him his leg last year, Woods will team up with McIlroy in Florida on Saturday in The Match against Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas.
Tiger Woods will use a golf cart to help him get around the course when he returns on Saturday
The 15-time major winner admitted he ‘struggles to get from point A to point B’ without one
Unlike a PGA Tour event, where carts are banned for those without an exemption, the exhibition format means Woods, 46, can use a buggy for the 12-hole showdown after admitting his difficulties walking the course.
He said: ‘I can hit golf balls. It’s just hard to get from point A to point B, so [the cart] will surely help a lot.
‘Being in a cart is a whole different deal. That’s something I’ve done quite a bit at home. When I was trying to get fit and play with the Hero and see if I could really do it, the walking part was the challenge, it wasn’t really swinging.
‘I need to heal this plantar and it just takes time. This is not something that happens overnight. This will require a lot of rest and healing and unfortunately, treatment. It’s a tough road.’
Woods (L) will team up with Rory McIlroy in Florida to battle Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth
Woods was on site at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas this week, but did not play
If this weekend goes well, Woods plans to play with his son Charlie, 13, in the PNC Championship next week.
In a recent interview with the Golf Channel, Woods was asked if he thought his son would start to surpass him and his response surprised many viewers.
‘It happened. He hit a drive on Medalist and took me to a yard.
Woods (left) also revealed that his son Charlie (right), 13, had already preceded him by a yard
Not only does Charlie hurt his father, but he also seems to take advice from him on how to approach his swing.
I told him, don’t copy my swing. Copy Rory’s,’ Woods said. ‘Have you ever seen Rory lose his balance on a shot? Nope. Never. You can swing as much as you want on a shot, but you have to have balance.’
It seems to be paying off for Charlie, who swings a club 117 miles per hour according to Golf Channel’s Paul Azinger.