Tiger Woods’s much anticipated return to the PGA Tour starts in just two days. On Tuesday Woods spoke to the media about his return and said his goal at the Hero World Challenge, which features only 18 players, all of whom are ranked at least 860 spots ahead of him in the world rankings, and said his goal is to, “Win this thing.” (2:30 mark of the video above.)
Of course Tiger’s expectations of himself are lofty, they always have been, but we the media and the public should give him a chance and be patient. If Woods goes out and cards 80 four straight days, so what? This will be the first time he’s played competitively in over a year and he’s facing some of the best players in the world. He has shown patience with his recovery and we should show patience with his game.
Tiger addressed just about everything we’ve all been wondering for a while now and and the whole video is worth watching.
He also mentioned that his son Charlie isn’t allowed to touch two of his dad’s putters. (25:30 of the video.)
“Charlie knows there are two putters he can’t touch. There’s the black one I won with the teryllium insert. I won the Masters in ’97 with it, and this one (the Scotty Cameron). They sit next to each other. Touch any other putter, do anything you want with any other putter. But these putters are off limits. Daddy only.”
It’s understandable that Woods wouldn’t want anyone to touch the ’97 Masters putter or the one he is currently using, but that Masters putter should be locked in a glass case with alarms and laser beams protecting it … unless of course he plans on using it on the course again!