Report: Federer hopes Woods returns to golf
Roger Federer believes the worst is over for his “good friend”
Tiger Woods and hopes to see him back on the golf course, local
reports said Monday.
“Tiger is a good friend of mine,” Federer told the English
language daily The Gulf News. “What’s happened to him has been
hard to watch over the last three months, right down to when he
made his apology. I am sure he’s headed in a better direction now.
The worst has passed.”
On Friday, a somber and composed Woods made his first public
appearance since he crashed his car into a tree outside his family
home three months ago, setting off shocking allegations of rampant
He admitted he cheated on his wife, said he was “deeply
sorry,” but did not say when he will play golf again.
Federer was in the Gulf city-state to play in the Dubai
Championships. The top-ranked tennis star, a four-time winner in
Dubai, pulled out of the $2 million tournament Sunday because of a
Federer said hoped to return at Indian Wells on March 11, but
made no promises.
He did say he’d like to see Woods back playing golf soon.
“It’s been hard to watch from far away, but I would love to see
him back on the golf course,” Federer was quoted as saying. “It’s
what he does best.”