Tiger Woods Chips, Putts at Home, Says He Wants to Play at ‘Highest Level’

March 2, 2016

Tiger Woods is working on his short game at home in Jupiter, Florida, despite no set timetable for his return to the PGA Tour.

In a post on his website Wednesday morning, Woods shared with fans that he is slowly working to get healthy. He mentions having chipping contests with his son Charlie and that he has recently started hitting 9-irons.

“My son Charlie and I compete in just about everything and have three-hole chipping contests,” Woods wrote. “The loser has to do push-ups. My short game feels pretty sharp.”

Woods hasn’t played professional golf since finishing tied for 10th at the Wyndham Championship last August. The 14-time major winner is still rehabbing after two back surgeries in September and October.

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The 40-year-old sent waves through the golf world last week by posting a video of himself hitting irons at a home simulator, despite reports that he was having trouble walking and standing on his own. The video set off a frenzy of speculation as to when Woods would return, potentially sooner than anticipated.

“While there is no timetable on my return to competitive golf, I want to play this game at the highest level again,” Woods continued. “In order to do that, I have to get healthy.”

Woods will be in Houston, Texas, this week to celebrate the opening of a 10-hole family-oriented course at his new development, Bluejack National. The front nine of the course is open to the public, with the back nine scheduled to open at the end of April.