Tiger: Taking swings still a 'risk' following accident
Almost 10 months after Tiger Woods suffered fractures to the tibia and fibula in his right leg due to a car crash, the golf legend is struggling to get his swing back into form.
"I can hit it, it just doesn't go as far," Woods told Golf Channel's Steve Sands and David Feherty during Saturday's round of the Hero World Challenge in New Providence, Bahamas. "The power's not there."
The 15-time major champion added that he still feels like swinging a club is a risk as he recovers from his injuries.
"If I go at it at what I would say is my old speed, yes it is (a risk)," Woods said.
Woods has been on site all week at the Hero World Challenge in New Providence, Bahamas, marking his first public appearance since the incident. He opened up about his recovery process during a press conference Tuesday.
Videos of Woods practicing have surfaced over the last couple of weeks, with the latest clip released Friday.
There's speculation whether Woods will compete alongside his son, Charlie, in the PNC Challenge, which begins in Orlando on Dec. 18. The PNC is a logical return spot for the 46-year-old as it's only a two-day event and would allow him to ride in a cart. Also, Woods wouldn't be forced to play full holes due to the tournament's format.
While the PNC Challenge is holding a spot for the 82-time PGA TOUR winner, Woods is expected to decide next week if he'll play in the event, sources told Golf Digest's Dan Rapaport.