The 2015 PGA season was one filled with injuries and struggles for golfer Tiger Woods, leading many to wonder whether it’s time for one of the game’s all-time greats to retire. But when Woods sat down with Brian Katrek on PGA TOUR Radio, he didn’t dismiss the idea of coming back, and pursuing his first Major since he won the U.S. Open in 2008.
“If I am able to prepare the way I know I can prepare for an event, then yes,” Woods said. “But if I can’t because of whatever going forward, if this back doesn’t get to where I need to get it to, then I don’t see how you can win majors if you are not prepared. All the 14 that I’ve won, I was very prepared for those events. And you have to be, emotionally, physically, spiritually. Everything has to come together for one week.”
Woods also spoke about the difficulty of recovering from his back injury without having any timetable for his return.
“It’s very, very hard,” said Woods. “But I’ve had a lot of experience going through these types of injuries before and this is where being an elder statesman, and going through it a little bit older, helps. I’m more mature in that aspect, understanding what I need to do mentally to wrap myself around it.”
The 14-time Major champion shared his thoughts on those saying he should call it quits.
“I’ve been written off by a lot of people over a number of different years and, you know, I’ll tell you when I’m done,” Woods said. “If I know I can prepare and if I can practice and train, then you darn well bet I can win tournaments and win Major championships.”