Tiger Woods originally announced his return to competitive golf would come at the Safeway Open, and his former coach Hank Haney weighed in on his SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio show about what Woods will look like out on the course next week.
“He’s still Tiger Woods and if he has the ability to practice with his body, if it will let him, and if he has the desire then there’s no reason in the world why he can’t get back and win some golf tournaments,” Haney said.
But Haney was not convinced that Woods was really healthy enough to dominate majors in the way he used to. “Is he going to make a run at Jack Nicklaus?” Haney asked. “He’s a 41 or 42-year-old professional athlete that has had four knee operations and three back operations and has missed five of six years of the last nine years. I mean, it’s just very, very, very difficult.”