This time of year is always a magical and exciting time, Christmas and the New Year is only a month or so away... Oh and Tiger Woods has been spotted hitting golf balls for the first time in almost 10 months!
The 15-time Major champion sent the golfing world into a frenzy on Sunday, when he posted a video to his Twitter page of him striking golf balls for the first time since his car accident in February.
Armed with a protective sling on his right leg, as well as a launch monitor, the 45-year-old seemed to be swinging relatively freely on the range.
Watch the video below.
Making progress pic.twitter.com/sVQkxEHJmqNovember 21, 2021
Woods, who was recently seen walking in Los Angeles without the aid of crutches, has also been spotted a few times watching his son Charlie at junior golf events.
It wasn't just at these events that golfing legend was active. Back in mid-October, a report from People, quoting a 'source', stated that Woods' goal is to get back out on Tour and is "going to make it happen."
In the quote from People "Tiger has made a remarkable recovery in the past few months, but it's even more significant lately.
"It's like every day he can do more, he can handle more, the pain is less and he's feeling better. He says that the pain is very manageable now."
In the video, it definitely seems to be the case, with the tweet causing an absolute riot in the comments section.
One comment said "Best thing I’ve seen this year! (And I had a baby) LETS GO." Whilst another replied "Ladies and gentlemen Your 2022 masters champion."
With just a small glimpse into his recovery, is there a possibility that we will see the 15-time Major champion at the Hero World Challenge, a golf tournament that has been hosted by Woods for a number of years.
More importantly, could we even see him compete at the Masters next year? All we do know, is it feels so good to see the legend back in his favourite environment.
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Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.
Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.
Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?
Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°
Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°
Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW
Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°
Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
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