Tiger Woods Reports Ankle Pain Gone, Yet Return Date Remains Unclear

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Tiger Woods recently shared a promising update on his health, revealing that his surgically-repaired right ankle is now pain-free. This development comes after he underwent surgery following his withdrawal from The Masters in April earlier this year.

While the good news is that his ankle has fully healed, Woods candidly mentioned that he is still facing issues in other areas of his body. This uncertainty makes it challenging to pinpoint the exact date of his return to competitive golf, especially after his absence since the major tournament at Augusta National.

Woods explained, "My ankle is fine. Where they fused my ankle, I have absolutely zero issue whatsoever. That pain is completely gone. It's the other areas that have been compensated for." He went on to draw a parallel between his current situation and his past fusion surgery on his lower back, noting, "All the surrounding areas are where I had all my problems and still do. You fix one, others have to become more hypermobile to get around it, and it can lead to issues."



Despite the ongoing challenges, Woods recently took on the role of caddy for his son Charlie at the Notah Begay III Junior Golf National Championship over the weekend. He astounded onlookers by walking without a limp, displaying his determination to stay close to the game he loves.

The possibility of seeing Tiger and Charlie team up once again at the PNC Championship in December is an exciting prospect for golf fans. The two have played together in the last two editions of this two-player best-ball event. Notably, this tournament is sanctioned by the PGA Tour Champions, allowing Woods to use a cart if needed.

Furthermore, Woods may stage an earlier return to competitive golf. He is set to host the annual Hero World Challenge from November 30 to December 3, and there is still one spot available in the tournament field. This could be the platform for his comeback to the sport he has graced with his presence for so long.

Tiger Woods has faced significant challenges since his car crash in 2021, competing in five tournaments but completing a full 72 holes only twice. Golf enthusiasts around the world eagerly await his return and are hopeful that his recent progress will mark the beginning of an inspiring comeback story.
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