Tiger Woods was supposed to be playing today in his The Genesis Invitational, but a back injury has forced him to rehab for several weeks.
The tournament, organized by the Tiger Woods Foundation, is in the middle of its final round on Sunday afternoon.
Woods, 45, joined the broadcast on CBS to weigh in on the action. Of course, Jim Nantz asked Woods about his health status.
“I’m feeling fine, I’m feeling fine. I’m a little bit stiff. I have one more MRI scheduled,” Woods said. “Still in the gym, still doing the mundane stuff that you have to do for rehab, the little things, before I can start gravitating to something more.”
When asked if Woods has been able to do anything golf-related, the 15-time major champion quipped that he’s lengthened his putter. A longer putter equates to less bending over, so that probably helps out with the stiffness.
Tiger Woods joined Jim Nantz in the booth and spoke about his recovery from back surgery. pic.twitter.com/3TyTHgRFPA
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Woods reportedly had surgery in late December and is expected to make a full recovery, hopefully in time for The Masters.
“I look forward to begin training and am focused on getting back out on Tour,” Woods said in a statement following his surgery.
The final round of The Genesis Invitational, which features a loaded field, is airing on CBS.