Tiger Woods says he doesn’t know when the fifth back surgery will come back, and he couldn’t give a definitive answer on Sunday when asked if he would be at the Masters.
“God, I hope so,” Woods on the CBS broadcast of The Genesis Invitational.
At Riviera to hand out the trophy as the host of the tournament, Woods had a Dec. 23 microdiscectomy. It was the fifth operation on his back, and in April 2017, the first since a procedure to fuse his lower spine.
“I’m feeling fine,” Woods said. “I’m a little bit stiff. I have one more MRI scheduled so that we’ll see if the annulus (fibrosus) is scarred over finally and see if I can start doing more activities. But still in the gym, still doing the mundane stuff that you have to do for rehab, the little things before I can start gravitating towards something a little more.”
Since he joined 11-year-old Charlie at the PNC Challenge a few days before his surgery, Woods has not played.
“I don’t know what the plan is,” he said when asked if he would try to play before the Masters.