There have been news articles lately that speculated about the Tiger’s comeback and whether he could still stir up interest among people.
With his long absence from the courses due to health problems that seem to persist, Tiger Woods has been a name that many were losing interest in, his name being associated to the legendary players of the yester years. However, there has been a recent announcement that might indicate that he still might stage a comeback.
The Masters was concluded recently which Tiger Woods simply sat out. That aborted possibility of his comeback which was attributed to his back problems. However, Notah Begay, who is an unofficial spokesman and a good friend of Tiger, states that he would be looking at playing the US Open this year at Erin Hills though he sat out the Masters. Woods was out of the last five major tournaments due to his ailments.
He last appeared at the Masters in 2015 where he closed at the 17th position. Many wonder whether the US Open would be the best choice for a comeback as the course and competition is punishing and physically challenging.
Indeed the last six times he played at the Opens he ended up tied to 12th, 32nd, 21st and 4th position as well as a cut. However, it should not be forgotten that he did have his major win at the US Open in 2008 that was held at Torrey Pines. Hence he might look at recreating that.
However, after nearly nine years have passed and with ailing health, it would certainly be too optimistic to expect him to perform as well as he did in 2008. As per his own words, he is still getting his back rehabilitated and would be putting in efforts to come back in the game as soon as he is fit.