NASSAU, Bahamas (KRON) — Tiger Woods has no idea if he will ever play golf again.
The former world No. 1 gave a bleak prognosis on his return to competitive golf during a press conference at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas where he is serving as tournament host.
“There is no timetable for this, and that’s been the hardest mindset adjustment is that I don’t know. So where is the light at the end of the tunnel? I don’t know, so that’s been hard,” Woods said.
“But I also had to reset the clock each and every day, and OK, here we go, this is a new day and take it for what it is. I listen to my surgeon, I listen to my physios, and we just take it day by day.”
Woods is recuperating from a third operation on his back in 19 months. The 14-time major winner says he’s been playing video games.
“I am really good at playing video games. Really good. I swear, that’s basically how I pass a lot of my time,” Woods said.
In the meantime, Woods will serve on the Ryder Cup as vice captain alongside Davis Love III. He’s on the committee with golfer Phil Mickelson and three PGA of America officials.
But the 39-year-old former Stanford standout would rather be swinging a club than driving a golf cart.
“I’m hoping that I can get back out here and compete against these guys. I really do miss it. I miss being out here with the boys and mixing it up with them and see who can win the event.”