Narashino, Japan: 15-time Golf major champion Tiger woods has set his eyes on the President Cup golf tournament to be held in Australia this year. Woods who has had a knee surgery said He is back to full fitness and is raring to go.
Tiger woods after winning the Masters in April was operated on his left knee to fix a minor cartilage injury. The Master’s trump was his major in almost 11 years.
He made a remarkable comeback from the back injuries which were threatening his career and won the final championship of the 2018 season. Tiger woods has been named as the captain of the American team for the President Cup to be held in Melbourne in December.
Woods has not yet decided whether he will be playing as a captain’s pick against the International side. But the American superstar remains optimistic.
Talking to the reporters on Monday at the Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club, Woods said: “The knee kind of just deteriorated over the year”. Tiger woods is playing in the Zozo Championship at the Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club. Japan is hosting its first-ever official PGA championship which will be starting from Thursday.
Woods also said: “It’s one of the reasons we were planning on doing it last year. But I screwed up by winning the Tour Championship in September 2018, and I thought I could keep it rolling.
It affected the way my back was feeling and my practice schedule. I’ve been down this road. That was my fifth knee operation. It’s been nice to have it moving again and not have it catch and lock up. A lot of wear and tear over the year. It’s been stressed out for a very long time, and it was nice having it cleaned up.
I’m excited about having this end-of-the-year run where I’m feeling fitter and I don’t have the achiness that I’ve been dealing with for the last couple years.”
“I want to be fit and ready for the end of the year,” continued Woods. “I’ve been battling through this year. Nice to get over the hump and start feeling good again and go at it full speed.”
“I’m probably a week early. My season had ended a little bit earlier than I had expected it,” Woods told reporters at the Narashino Country Club near Tokyo.
“I had the procedure a little bit early and got ahead of it,” he added.
Woods will wind up the year by appearing in the Hero World Challange to be held on December 4 before heading to Australia.
“I thought that I had enough time to rehab it correctly and be ready for this event, be ready for Hero, and I’m going to Australia either way whether I’m playing or not,” Woods said.
“I had it done and, as I said, it’s been nice to be able to squat down and read putts and I started going at it full speed again.”
Not a short order’
“It made me more hopeful that I could play this week, play Hero and play Australia,” said Woods, who has dropped one place to number 10 in Monday’s new world rankings.
“The way I was feeling towards the middle part of the year, it was going to be a tall order to be able to do it all.”