Tiger Woods made an appearance at Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale, Missouri ahead of the Bass Pro Shops Legends Champions Tour event. Woods was on hand to announce his first public access 19-hole short par-3 golf course named Payne’s Valley that is scheduled to open in 2019 and named in honor of the late Payne Stewart.
Woods also gave an update on his back.
“The back is progressing,” Woods said. “I have good days and bad days. I’ve had three back operations and that’s just kind of the nature of the business unfortunately. That’s all I can say.”
Per ESPN’s Jason Sobel, Tiger only hit two shots at the press conference and the results were underwhelming.
Here’s the video in which you can clearly hear the crowd moan after the first shot comes up short.
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Here’s a layout of Payne’s Valley via Adam Schupak.