Tiger Woods ‘has nothing to look forward to’

Tiger Woods says he has no date for his return from back surgery.  Picture: AFP/Getty Images
Tiger Woods says he has no date for his return from back surgery. Picture: AFP/Getty Images
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Former world No 1 Tiger Woods does not know when he will play golf again.

The 39-year-old was speaking at a press conference ahead of the Hero World Challenge, the 18-man tournament hosted by his foundation, but he will not be playing in the Bahamas this week and says he does not know “where is the light at the end of the tunnel”.

Asked about his return from back surgery, Woods, who has not played since the Wyndham Championship in August, said: “I have no answer for that. Neither does my surgeon or my physio. There is no timetable.

“There is nothing I can look forward to, nothing I can build towards.”

The 14-time major winner said he has not been able to begin rehabilitation work for the two back operations he has had since his last start over three months ago.

He revealed video games have been one of his main pastimes but said cannot bend over to pick up a ball when playing with his children.

Asked about what physical activity he is able to do, Woods replied: “I walk. And I walk. I’m just walking, and that’s it. Where is the light at the end of the tunnel? I don’t know.”