Woods: Surgery erased doubts; no date for return

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 19, 2014 at 9:01 pm •  Published: May 19, 2014
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To hear Woods, known for unyielding resolve, give voice to doubts is certainly unusual. But this injury is different from those he has endured before. He said rehab has been tedious and it's a challenge simply not to join in when his children want to play sports.

"I'll tell you what," he said, "I am damn good at video games."

When Woods does return, he'll resume his pursuit of Jack Nicklaus' record of 18 major victories. Woods, 38, sounded as if the surgery has given him a new lease to keep playing for a good while.

"I would like to, as all athletes, go out on my own terms," Woods said. "And ultimately I want to continue playing at an elite level as long as I deem I want to do it. For some guys it's in their 60s and 70s, and other guys it's in their 40s and 50s.

"But prior to the surgery, I didn't think I would have much of a playing career if I felt like this. ... Now that I've had the procedure, I'm excited about what the prospects hold, and if I'm able to feel this way, I'm excited about my career. I'm able to do what I want to do for as long as I want to."

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