Tiger Woods says 2022 has been “one of the most rewarding years I’ve had in a while” and is aiming to play all four majors next year.
The American, a 15-time major winner, is still recovering from serious leg injuries sustained in a car accident in February 2021.
He also developed Plantar Fasciitis – pain at the base of his foot.
That means the 46-year-old has been limited to just nine rounds of competitive golf this year.
Before participate in the game – an exhibition tournament in Florida – last week Woods had not played since the Open Championship at St Andrews in July, when he missed the cut.
This weekend, he took part in the PNC Championship family golf tournament in Orlando, Florida, alongside his 13-year-old son Charlie.
And when asked how he felt compared to last year, Woods said he had made “a lot” of progress.
“Last year I played with a broken leg. This year nothing was broken, but it was good to have all the pieces lined up again,” he said.
“Plantar Fasciitis is no fun and now I can really recover, heal and progress in this area.
“There are so many good things I’ve been able to do physically – being able to hit the golf ball and practice and do everything from a standstill.
“But I couldn’t get from point A to point B and obviously we’re going to work on it,” added Woods, who used a cart to drive around the course in Orlando.
“It’s been a tough year, but also one of the most rewarding years I’ve had in a while.
“It’s been an amazing week just to be able to play with Charlie,” added Woods, who also said he doesn’t yet know what his 2023 schedule will look like, but aims to play in all four majors.
The Woods couple finished tied for eighth at the event, which was won by Fiji’s Vijay Singh and his son Qass Singh.