Following two unsourced reports on social media that Tiger Woods’ condition was “worsening” and that he couldn’t even sit in a car seat without it reclined, the injured golfer’s agent Mark Steinberg responded vehemently denying the speculation over his client’s condition. (No, guys, he doesn’t quite need a wheelchair yet.)
On Wednesday morning Woods tweeted a video of him swinging an iron on his swing simulator.
Progressing nicely. pic.twitter.com/HKnnluR1OW
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) February 24, 2016
According to ESPN.com’s Bob Harig, the club was a 9-iron and the video was taken just before 9 this morning. In related news, I think my swing speed is higher than the one Tiger took above.
Tiger’s agent Mark Steinberg said the video of Tiger swinging was from this morning — just before 9 a.m. — Bob Harig (@BobHarig) February 24, 2016
Steinberg also had an optimistic outlook and wanted to repudiate any claims that his client was done (even if he is).
Steinberg said Tiger was hitting a 9-iron and that he’s been chipping and working up to this point.
— Bob Harig (@BobHarig) February 24, 2016
Steinberg said that the reports from Monday had many asking if “Tiger was done and if this was the end.” This was their retort — Bob Harig (@BobHarig) February 24, 2016
Also, thanks to a picture Tony Finau tweeted on Tuesday evening, we know Tiger can *stand* on his own two feet!
— Tony Finau Golf (@tonyfinaugolf) February 24, 2016
Woods is obviously not in the field at this week’s Honda Classic right down the road from his home in Jupiter, FL. There is no timetable for his return. Woods endured his third back procedure in 18 months this past fall.
Update: Rory McIlroy poked some fun at his ailing buddy.
While you’re on your feet, do a few calf raises would ya? https://t.co/MXLTjcHwC4
— Rory Mcilroy (@McIlroyRory) February 24, 2016