Despite a largely lost season in which he faced injuries and adversity on the golf course, Tiger Woods still has a lot to be thankful for.
The 14-time major champion penned a lengthy blog post on TigerWoods.com doling out congratulations and expressing gratitutde for everyone from his kids, to girlfriend Lindsey Vonn, to his niece Cheyenne Woods.
"My kids are doing fantastic and are growing up and maturing, and it's happening faster than I ever thought. They're teaching me how to work an iPad, which is really funny."
"Lindsey Vonn is doing great. Her rehab was fantastic, and she worked so hard at it. She just won her second World Cup Downhill race last week in France and is only one win away from tying the all-time record and is two from breaking it, which is pretty incredible."Darren Carroll/Sports IllustratedRobert Beck/Sports IllustratedFred Vuich/Sports IllustratedFred Vuich/Sports IllustratedRobert Beck/Sports IllustratedDavid Walberg/Sports IllustratedBob Martin/Sports IllustratedNeil Leifer/Sports IllustratedRobert Beck/Sports IllustratedRobert Beck/Sports IllustratedThe Greatest Seasons of the Tiger Era1 101 10
"I was really happy to see my niece Cheyenne earn her LPGA playing card for 2015. I found out after Sunday's round at the Hero World Challenge that she had qualified, and I called her from the cart barn at Isleworth Golf & Country Club."
Woods closed out his post by addressing the upcoming season in 2015, though with little detail, while also noting that he'll spend Christmas with Vonn and his two children.
"As for my 2015 golf season, I'm mostly excited about being healthy again. I've struggled for the past year-and-half with my back, and it showed in my results. Even though I won five times two years ago, it was hit or miss some weeks and got progressively worse. Now that it feels healthy, strong and stable, it's fun to be able to play with my kids again, to play soccer and run around with them, shoot hoops … things that I used to do and took for granted. For anybody who has ever had a bad back with nerve damage, it's downright debilitating. To not feel that is finally just incredible relief."
"I am still working on my playing schedule and should have it figured out shortly. The kids, Lindsey and I are going to spend Christmas together and we're going to have a great time."