With his 40th birthday just over a week away, a reflective Tiger Woods penned a year-end blog post that touched on topics ranging from his injury-riddled 2015, and his role in the upcoming Ryder Cup matches to expressing his desire to satisfy his inner “geek” and see Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
My final column of the year, happy holidays to all of you and to a great 2016! https://t.co/iGYhFEaNwU
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) December 22, 2015
Seemingly the only thing the stream of consciousness post didn’t touch upon was where Woods was in his rehab, or if he had even started it. However, Woods did mention that he’s planning to play in 2016 and beyond.
“The thing I’m looking forward to the most about 2016 is getting back out there again,” Woods wrote. “I’ve missed it, and I would like to do it pain-free. I haven’t done that in what seems like a long time. I’ve had it in spurts the last few years and have done some pretty good things, but I’d like to have sustained health.
“Hopefully, I’ll be able to play my way onto the Ryder Cup Team. Either way, I’m excited about being named a vice-captain. It will be new, fun and special. To have Davis appoint and trust me is pretty special. If you look back to when we played together in 1999 at Brookline, I don’t think either one of us would have foreseen this. But here we are in leadership roles. Hopefully I can play and lead at the same time and not just be on the sideline. All of us who have been a part of any of the teams over the years, once you’ve experienced it, you want to be a part of it. It’s really hard to describe unless you’ve been in one of those team rooms and know what goes on.”
Much of the rest of the post dealt with Woods coming to terms with turning 40, being on Tour for 20 years and how things have changed over the course of his two-decade career. He also touched on plans he has off the course in the coming years as it pertains to his foundation and restaurant and he ended with a positive outlook for his future, both personally and professionally.
“Where do I see myself in the next five to 10 years? I am still playing golf at the highest level and winning tournaments and major championships,” Woods wrote. “My foundation has been implemented around the globe, and we’ve helped out not just millions, but when I’m all said on done with my life on this earth, it will hopefully be billions.”