Woods hopes to return in Oct
TIGER Woods said on Wednesday he hopes to return to competitive golf next month at a tournament in California.
But the 14-time major champion warned his much-anticipated return would depend on his continued recovery.
"My rehabilitation is
to the point where I'm comfortable making plans but I still have work to do," the 40-year-old Woods,
who has not played competitively since August 2015, said.
"Whether I can play depends on my continued progress and recovery.
"My hope is to have my game ready to go," said Woods, who has been recuperating from
back surgery since his
He is hoping to return to competition from Oct 13
to 16 at the Safeway Open in Napa, California.
That event is the first
of the 2016-17 PGA Tour season.
He then hopes to travel to Antalya for the Turkish Airlines Open in November and the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas in December that benefits the Tiger Woods Foundation.
"It could be a fun fall.
"It was difficult missing tournaments that are important to me but this time I was smart about
my recovery and didn't
rush it," he said.