Tiger Woods blog: Putting, chipping at home
March 02, 2016
By Tiger Woods
- Tiger Woods says there is no timetable for his return to competitive golf. (Darren Carroll/Getty Images)
As I announced last week, I am starting to feel a lot better. I have been chipping and putting at home, and recently started hitting 9-irons. That's been so nice. After all, Florida is the Sunshine State.
My son Charlie and I compete in just about everything and have three-hole chipping contests. The loser has to do push-ups. My short game feels pretty sharp.
The big thing right now is trying to get stronger and more flexible. Sitting out as long as I did, some weakening occurred, and I have a lot of work ahead of me.
While there is no timetable on my return to competitive golf, I want to play this game at the highest level again. In order to do that, I have to get healthy.
I've received many nice calls and texts from my fellow PGA TOUR players and want to thank them for their support and encouragement. It's a fraternity out there, and we're all in this together.
Today, I am excited to be outside Houston to host a special member day for the official opening of The Playgrounds and The Place at Bluejack National. The Playgrounds is a 10-hole short course where the focus is on fun and family. The vision is to attract multi-generations to promote socializing with family and friends and introduce new players to the game. Players can practice there too, and it challenges golfers of all skill levels to learn to hit a variety of shots.
We will also celebrate the opening of The Place, just the third Nike Performance Center in the world. I'm grateful to Nike for its support.
The front nine at Bluejack National is now open, and I am very appreciative for the nice reviews. I couldn't be more proud of how it is turning out. The back nine is scheduled to open in late April.
That's all for now. As always, thanks so much for your great support. Without a doubt, I have the best fans in the world.