All Tiger Woods-related news and updates since May — when he gave an interview to his content partners at Golf Digest — has been mostly heresay and speculation, however golf fans got an encouraging update from someone close to Tiger via a recent podcast.
Justin Thomas, who lives near Woods in South Florida and has befriended the 15-time major champion in recent years, joined the No Laying Up Podcast this week to recap his year on the course, and naturally, the topic of Woods came up.
Thomas said he’s been spending a good amount of time with Woods when he’s at home in Jupiter, bringing his dog over to run around with Woods’ pups and to check in on his friend.
“I’d say I probably go over and see him two or three times a week when I’m home,” Thomas said. “I go over there more so to let our dogs play and hang out — it wears our pup out. But yeah, he’s doing well, especially all things considered.
“I mean, it’s Groundhog Day. Every day’s the exact same thing for him. But at least he’s able to — pictures were going around of him at Charlie’s tournament, Sam’s soccer tournaments here and there. He’s able to be a dad somewhat again, which is most important.
“He’s still his sarcastic a—— self so nothing has changed there, so I’m glad to see that he’s still chipper as always.”
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As for what’s coming for Woods, Thomas was careful to not make any promises.
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— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) November 21, 2021
Complete with a Full Swing Golf launch monitor, Woods striped the iron shot and held the finish.
Woods is expected to make his first public appearance in two weeks at the Hero World Challenge, the exhibition in the Bahamas that benefits his foundation and begins Dec. 2.