Tiger Woods closed out his eventful week with a shooting a two-under 70 and while it was not the round he would have hoped for, he was pleased with his return to competitive golf on Sunday.
Woods tweeted a message of support and a short video of himself hitting a few practice balls before the final round. Woods had posted several other videos, including ones showing him walking the course. It was the first video he posted since his car accident on Memorial Day weekend, which featured Woods in what appeared to be an accident.
“Thank you everyone for the well wishes,” Woods wrote on Twitter. “Happy to be back playing again!”
Thanks everyone for the well wishes. Happy to be back playing again! #NPGA pic.twitter.com/Id9oP1mH7b — Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) October 1, 2018
Woods is playing in the Safeway Open this week, the final major tournament of the year, and will need to make a good showing to make the Ryder Cup. Woods has made four Ryder Cup appearances and has not played in the team competition since 2014.
“I have a lot of work to do,” Woods told Golf Channel at the opening round of the Safeway Open. “I really haven’t been out on the golf course in a little while, so I’ve got to get myself in the right mental state. I’ve got to get my feel back and work off the tees a little bit better. It’s not going to happen overnight, but I know it’s got to be done by the time I get to the Ryder Cup and back in the mix.”
Woods is the defending champion in Safeway Open, winning in 2016. His last PGA title came in 2013.
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