Tiger Woods remains confident in his ability to win on the PGA Tour

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Golf legend Tiger Woods has expressed his unwavering belief in his ability to win on the PGA Tour despite undergoing ankle surgery. However, the 15-time major champion has laid out a cautious plan for the upcoming year, intending to participate in only one event per month throughout 2024.

Since a harrowing leg injury resulting from a car crash in 2021, Woods has maintained a limited schedule. His most recent display of prowess was a final-round 61, playing alongside his 14-year-old son Charlie at the PNC Championship in Orlando.

Woods emphasized his confidence in his golfing skills, stating, "If I'm able to practice and do the things I know I can do, and prepare, I know I can still do it." Despite setbacks, including ankle surgery and subsequent limited rounds, he remains resolute in his conviction that he can still hit the ball, chip, and putt at a competitive level.



Acknowledging the challenge of piecing together a solid performance over 72 holes, Woods reflected on the difficulties he faces in returning to top form. His last PGA Tour victory dates back to the 2019 Zozo Championship in Japan, where he equalled Sam Snead's record of 82 Tour victories.

The recent Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas marked Woods' return to competitive play after withdrawing from the Masters in April and undergoing ankle fusion surgery. Despite being limited to a golf cart at the PNC Championship (which is not permitted on the PGA Tour), Woods is optimistic about his physical condition.

Speaking about his fitness routine and recovery, Woods mentioned, "A lot of things are aching a lot more than my ankle, which is the way it goes." The golfer, who turns 48 on December 30, expressed gratitude for the opportunity to work hard and overcome doubts during his recovery.



In a heart warming twist, Woods had his 16-year-old daughter Sam as his caddy at the Ritz Carlton Golf Club, where Team Woods finished tied for fifth at the event formerly known as the Father/Son Challenge. Reflecting on the experience, Woods said, "To have both my kids out there the last two days has been so special."

The tournament's victory went to Germany's two-time Masters champion, Bernhard Langer, 66, and his son Jason, adding another layer of family connection to the golfing narrative. As Woods navigates the delicate balance of recovery and competition, the golf world eagerly anticipates his potential return to the winner's circle on the PGA Tour in 2024.


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