Tiger Woods: 15-time major champion commits to playing until he can 'no longer win'

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In anticipation of his return to professional golf, Tiger Woods has expressed his commitment to playing as long as he believes he can secure victories. After a hiatus due to injury, Woods is set to participate in the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, marking his comeback since withdrawing from the Masters in April.

The 15-time major winner underwent fusion surgery on his ankle following the injury, and while he disclosed having "zero issues" with his surgically repaired right ankle, he acknowledged that other lingering injury concerns persist. Despite the challenges and the rough initial months of recovery, Woods is eager to return to competition.

"There will come a time when I can no longer win. When that time comes, I will walk away," asserted Woods, emphasizing his love for the competitive spirit and camaraderie among fellow players.

Reflecting on the surgery, Woods explained, "The only way to fix that was to replace it or have it fused. The next part is the hard part. The six months of doing nothing. The first couple of months were really rough - I'm here on the good side now."



After recently caddying for his son Charlie at a golf event, Woods felt a renewed sense of readiness to get back on the course. Despite acknowledging the rustiness in his game, he expressed excitement and curiosity about the upcoming competition, assuring that the ankle pain he experienced at Augusta is no longer present.

The Hero World Challenge, a 20-player invitational event featuring players like Justin Rose, Scottie Scheffler, Matt Fitzpatrick, and Viktor Hovland, is set to commence in Albany, The Bahamas, on Thursday.

Looking ahead, Woods revealed his intention to play one tournament per month in 2024, with this event serving as a determinant for his schedule in the upcoming season. As the golfing world awaits his return, Woods remains driven by his passion for competition and the prospect of continued success on the course.
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