Tiger Woods revealed that he’s not had his feet-up entirely over the extended Christmas/New Year period as he recovers from a fifth back surgery.
In chatting last Sunday with CBS commentator Jim Nantz, the 15-time major champion disclosed he has been lengthening his putter.
Nantz asked: “So as far as golf, what have you done since the surgery? Anything?”
Woods responded: “I have lengthened my putter.
Nantz: “Starts with that?”
Woods: “Starts with that, I don’t have to bend over as far.
“I’ve gone to the same length as my sand wedge because I do a lot of putting drills, blading — hitting the equator with my sand wedge and I figured, well, if I do a lot with that, why not lengthen my putter to the same length, so I did and it helped.”
They were the only two clubs Woods talked about while the biggest question everyone wished to know is when the 45-year-old will be returning to competition. Woods could not answer that simply because he does not know.
Sunday’s interview was Woods’ first since undergoing microdiscectomy surgery to “remove a pressurized disc fragment” that was leading to nerve pain in his back following the December 17-19th PNC Championship in Orlando. Woods hosted last week’s Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club and was observed walking the grounds at the course over the closing two rounds.
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