According to a report by Tim Rosaforte of the Golf Channel, Tiger Woods is back to hitting full shots at his home club in Florida. This news is welcomed by the golf community after Tiger underwent back surgery in late March for a pinched nerve. He has missed the first two majors of the season, and the speculation will begin if Tiger will be able to return for the third major of the season, The Open Championship.
Since the surgery, Tiger could only chip and putt, so his full swing will need a lot of work before he can make a decision about returning. There is also the concern whether or not his back will hold up for the amount of practice Tiger is used to putting in.
Here is the video of Tim Rosaforte speaking with Kelly Tilghman, courtesy of GolfChannel.com:
This year’s Open Championship will be held at Royal Liverpool (aka Hoylake), July 17-20. The last time the Open Championship was staged at Hoylake was in 2006, and Tiger won the tournament by two strokes over Chris DiMarco (DiMarco also finished second to Tiger in the 2005 Masters).
The PGA Championship will be held at Valhalla Golf Club, August 7-10. The last time the season’s fourth and final major was at Valhalla was in 2000 when Tiger defeated Bob May in one of the great Sunday playoff finishes in golf history.
Everything is in place for an epic Tiger return, but he has to be healthy before he can win major number 15.