Tiger Woods on return to golf: 'Wish I could tell you when I'm playing again'

Tiger Woods on return to golf: 'Wish I could tell you when I'm playing again'. "My golf activity has been very limited," Woods said. "I can chip and putt well but I haven't done any long stuff seriously. I'm still working on the walking part."

Tiger Woods does not know when he will return to the PGA Tour as he continues his recovery from a single-car crash in 2021, he said at a Genesis Invitational news conference in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

"I wish I could tell you when I'm playing again," Woods, who is hosting the tournament, told reporters. "I want to know. But I don't. My golf activity has been very limited. I can chip and putt well but I haven't done any long stuff seriously. I'm still working on the walking part."

Woods added that he remains focused on his strength development as he rehabs significant leg injuries he suffered in the crash. The 46-year-old said he can walk on a treadmill since it's straight but he has "a long way to go" with walking on the curves of a golf course.

"Being in a cart, I can do that. But walking a golf course, that's a totally different deal. I've got a long way to go," he said. "At this age, you just don't heal as fast, which is frustrating. … To be out here and play six rounds of golf, I'm not able to do that yet. I'm still working on getting to that point."

Woods had open fractures in the upper and lower portions of his right leg, and additional injuries to his foot and ankle which required screws and pins to be inserted. In April, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Woods' crash was caused by driving at an unsafe speed and that he was going 75 miles per hour when his vehicle hit a tree.

On Wednesday, Woods reiterated his previous comments that he will not return to the PGA Tour on a full-time basis. The 15-time championship winner said he will pick and choose his events when he's able to return and didn't rule out the possibility of playing majors again.

"Will I come back and play a full schedule? No. That will never happen again," he said. "I can play certain events here and there, but on a full-time level, no, that will never happen again."

Woods returned to the golf course at the PNC Championship's father-son event with his son, Charlie, in December 2021. The duo finished second in the tournament after sinking 11 consecutive birdies and shooting a 15-under-par 57 in the final round. Prior to that, Tiger Woods made his last official tournament appearance at the 2020 Masters in November.

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