Billy Horschel can’t wait to see Tiger Woods return to his old winning ways.
The 2014 FedEx Cup champion saw Woods at Jack Nicklaus’ Ryder Cup dinner last week and later told ESPN that the 14-time major winner looked well — and then took it a step further.
“Tiger looked great,” Horschel said. “Looked in great shape. I saw him in the Bahamas at the Hero World Challenge and he was in rough shape, and he said that. Last night he looked really good. Mentally, he’s in the same spot he was in December in the sense he’s at peace with everything. But physically he’s in a lot better shape and that’s what he told me. He said he’s excited to be progressing and hopefully he’ll get back out here and kick our ass.”
Woods hasn’t played competitively since the 2015 Wyndham Championship in August and has since undergone multiple procedures to fix his balky back. Woods tweeted a swing video last week in response to rumors that he had suffered a setback in his recovery, telling the world that he was in fact “progressing nicely.”
If Woods does return to peak form — or anything close to it — Horschel and other pros who wished for his speedy recovery could come to regret it.