Tiger Woods is four days away from his return to competitive golf, and he’s already getting some reps in on-site.
It was just two days ago that Woods teed it up with Donald Trump and Dustin Johnson – with a swing video and photos to boot!
There was a fourth member to the group as well. In an exclusive to Golfweek, Brad Faxon detailed what he saw as a member of that Friday foursome with Woods, Trump and Johnson.
The commentary was optimistic (Faxon said Woods probably outdrove Johnson on half their driver swings!) as Woods gets ready to come back to golf at this week’s Hero World Challenge. And the man will be prepared.
Per Golf Channel’s Tiger Tracker, Woods was on the grounds Sunday at Albany, the Bahamas host site of the Hero World Challenge.
Woods got a range session in:
And he appears to be out for a practice round:
As is usually the case with Woods nowadays, though, all eyes are on his swing. Don’t worry, there’s footage of that: a driver swing punctuated by the classic twirl!
The action appears to look solid. The excitement is building. Thursday can’t get here fast enough.
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UPDATE (2:48 p.m. ET):
We have a slo-mo driver swing video!!!
Woods played an 18-hole practice round in 2 hours and 10 minutes, according to Golf Channel.
As for how he’s feeling…
“The fact that I don’t have any pain in my lower back compared to what I was living with for years, it’s just remarkable,” Woods said Sunday, via Golfchannel.com.
He added this hopeful note about just how things have progressed:
“It’s been a struggle for years. To finally come out on the good side of it, it’s exciting. I am stiffer, I’m fused. But I don’t have the pain and if I don’t have the pain, life is so much better.”