Written by Staff Writer
Tiger Woods has posted the first video of himself driving a golf cart in two years on social media.
The professional golfer and former world number one posted an Instagram story of himself opening the door to the cart, putting the golf clubs in the trunk and driving away with the caption, “Driving again is the best feeling.”
The video shows Woods standing at the back of the golf cart on a road with some trees behind him. He has sunglasses on and moves his head slightly to the left, before moving the cart forward.
Woods hasn’t competed on the PGA Tour since the Tour Championship in September 2015 when he made the cut, suffering an elbow injury, which caused him to miss the rest of the season.
“I don’t know if I’ll ever be ready,” he told reporters in January. “The back hurts bad. I’ve never had this before.”
Woods won his 14th and most recent major title in 2008, but he has been plagued by injury for years, despite undergoing several operations.
His last full season was in 2013, when he appeared in only three events, where he withdrew from four of them, because of back pain.
In late 2014, Woods underwent back surgery, sparking speculation that the 34-year-old would never return to the glory days of his career.
In September 2014, he revealed in a press conference that the injury had been chronic for four years.
In the same year, he lost his sponsorship deals with Nike and Gillette after a series of controversial comments which drew criticism from critics.
“My driving distance has gone way down,” Woods said in a question-and-answer session. “It’s down dramatically. I’ve got to make some mechanical changes.”
In 2015, in what appeared to be a reference to criticism of his comments, he was asked “is anyone pushing for you to retire?” in an interview with CBS.
“Yeah,” he replied, “but then I turned 40 so that’s kind of automatically … I mean, I’ll have to call their attention to that.”
In September 2015, Woods announced that he would not be defending his Masters title, which he won in April, due to an elbow injury.
“There were two days when I thought I was going to be able to play. Yesterday, I thought that I could play, but the muscle continues to spasm,” he said.
Woods’ Instagram stories are posted privately and can be seen by verified followers and only photos or videos shot on his phone are allowed.
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