Even once-great golf star Tiger Woods cannot avoid water hazards.
Woods hit a few practice shots for the media following a press conference Monday at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland to kick off the Quicken Loans National tournament. It was not Tiger’s best day, as the former No. 1-ranked golfer put three balls in a row into the lake.
Woods hasn’t played on the PGA Tour since February 2015, when be began an indefinite leave of absence after undergoing three back surgeries. He said his recovery is progressing nicely, but he still doesn’t know when he will return to the Tour.
“I’m trying to get stronger, more pliable,” Woods said at the press conference. “I’m hitting the ball better. Everything about my game is coming around.”
However, losing three balls in the water was an indication that his return to form may take longer than he expects.
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