Tiger Woods experienced back pain during the final round of the Bridgestone Invitational this past weekend, and, as he rode off the golf course in the cart, having put on regular shoes and taken off his golf shoes, you would have thought that “Tiger Woods faces an uncertain future,” one headline read.
Well, it seems as if Tiger’s comeback is here.
Tiger Woods is all set to play in the PGA Championship, telling reporters that his back injury was a result of an injured sacrum. When he fell on his back at the Bridgestone Invitational, the sacrum bone that joins his back to his pelvic area snapped out of place. “It was a different pain than what I had been experiencing, so I knew it wasn’t the site of the surgery. It was different and obviously it was just the sacrum.”
When asked about the treatments for the pain stemming from the injury, Tiger Woods responded with “The treatments have been fantastic. Once the bone was put back in the spasms went away, and from there I started getting some range of motion. My physio is here. If it does go out (again), he’s able to fix it.”
Tiger Woods had back surgery in March of this year to relieve a pinched nerve that was causing major back problems. Tiger Woods won the PGA Championship back in 2000, and he will play for a second PGA title in Kentucky tomorrow alongside of Phil Mickelson and Padraig Harrington for tee-off at 8:35AM ET.