I've got my strength back: Woods

Former top-ranked golfer Tiger Woods confirms return to action in December's Hero World Challenge event.

    Woods is a 14-time major winner [AP]
    Woods is a 14-time major winner [AP]

    Tiger Woods has yet to swing a golf club since missing the cut at last month's PGA Championship but said his recovery from a back injury was progressing well and that he anticipated a full playing schedule next year.

    Woods, speaking during a news conference for the December 4-7 Hero World Challenge in Orlando, an event he hosts and where the former world number one is scheduled to make his return, said his focus until now had been solely on regaining his strength.

    "I haven't swung a golf club yet," said Woods. "I've just been shadow swinging without a club, but I've been busting my butt in the gym pretty hard. I've got my strength back, which is nice. Now the next goal is to get my explosiveness and my fast twitch going, and that's the next phase of my training."

    Woods, a 14-time major winner, has struggled to find form since recovering from back surgery in late March and his disappointing performance at the PGA Championship led to only the fourth missed cut of his professional career in a major.

    Two weeks after the PGA Championship, Woods ended a four-year alliance with swing coach Sean Foley, whose redesign of the American's swing failed to produce a major title.

    SOURCE: Reuters


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