Tiger Woods got ‘instant nerve relief’ with surgery, wants to play professionally again

Tiger Woods is feeling good again and he wants to get back to playing professional golf. Take that however you like. Just don't expect to see him hitting the fairways anytime soon.

Woods made as much clear in a post on his website Wednesday detailing his many thanks for those taking part in Tiger Jam last weekend but also how seriously his most recent surgery will affect his moving forward.

Woods’ surgery was necessary, he says, claiming that his team “tried every possible non-surgical route and nothing worked. I had good days and bad days, but the pain was usually there, and I couldn't do much. Even lying down hurt. I had nerve pain with anything I did and was at the end of my rope.”

But now he says he's on the mend. Woods' fusion surgery gave him “instant nerve relief,” he wrote. “I haven't felt this good in years.” He just won't be getting back to playing soon. According to Woods' post, he's not looking ahead. “I can't twist for another two and a half to three months,” Woods wrote. “Right now, my sole focus is rehab and doing what the doctors tell me. I am concentrating on short-term goals.”

Woods likened the sit-or-play-with-pain scenario at this year's Masters to that of the 2008 U.S. Open, when Woods limped around Torrey Pines to his 14th and final major victory.

And for those interested, he also picked Golden State to win the NBA Finals.

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