Not long ago, noted golf lecher Tiger Woods looked to be limping out of the game, his luminous career snuffed out by the back injuries that required surgery in March. “My health is good, and I feel strong, but my game is vulnerable and not where it needs to be,” he said as recently as October, while withdrawing from the PGA season-opening Safeway Open. At that time he said he hoped to return for the Hero World Challenge. And this week, at that very event, playing his first serious rounds of golf since August 2015, he looks surprisingly ... fine.
Today he shot a steady, seven-under 65, with none of the bogeys that marred his erratic first round yesterday. Woods staved off one of them with this long putt for par on 16:
Granted, this is all taking place on a relatively easy course at the annual charity event that he hosts, but initial reports suggest that Tiger Woods, while still old, may not in fact be too fucked up to play golf.