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Tiger and Lindsay both Rehabbing at the Same Time
Tiger and Lindsay both Rehabbing at the Same Time
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What’s up in Tiger Land? Today in a long-winded blog post Woods lets fans in on his long and tedious road to recovery post microdiscectomy back surgery talking in length about missing the Masters, getting back into the swing of things, the joys of kiddie soccer and One Republic. We’ve parsed out the good bits:

Couples Rehab:
“It does help to rehab with Lindsey [Vonn], but her programs are much further along than mine. That does help when you're not the only one suffering. It's a good and bad thing that we're both rehabbing at the same time. Her sessions are much longer and more developed. Her knee is getting stronger and it's good to see. She hopes to be ready to compete again in December.”

Missing his first Masters: “I actually watched quite a bit of it because Freddie [Couples] was in contention. As soon as his name went up on the leaderboard, I started watching what he was doing. Once he got off to that bad start Sunday, it wasn't as much fun.”

Confiding in the Cowboy Signal Caller: “Tony Romo had the exact same procedure as I did. I talked to him a lot about it because he was in a lot of pain after a game against the Washington Redskins. He just couldn't function anymore. Once I begin swinging a club again, I'm not sure if I will have to make any changes to protect my back; that's up to Sean Foley and me on what we do.”

Aiming for a Summer Return to Action:
“There are a lot of big tournaments coming up, and one that's personally important to me is the Quicken Loans National. I really appreciate Quicken Loans becoming the title sponsor of my event. It means a lot to me and my foundation. Whether I'm able to play or not, I'm going to be there to support it. After Quicken, there's Greenbrier and The Open Championship, and of the course the U.S. Open is about six weeks away. You can understand why I want to hurry up and get better. I'd also like to play in the FedExCup Playoffs and the Ryder Cup.”

TW Design Project Updates:
“My golf course design project in Cabo, El Cardonal at Diamante Cabo San Lucas, continues to progress well. The front nine has been grassed, as well as a few holes on the back nine. I'm looking forward to finalizing the shaping on the last few holes when I get back onsite next month. I'm thrilled with how it's turning out, and I'll share some photos with you from my next visit. I'm also excited about my newest design project near Houston, Bluejack National. My team and I have been working on this for quite some time, and I'm really looking forward to construction starting this summer.”

Spending time with the kiddos:
“I've been with my kids a ton. It's been great going to their soccer and T-ball games, practices and just being with them. We went to the Bahamas for spring break, which was fantastic. I'm just trying to stay active, but nothing where I'm pushing it. I'm doing a little coaching, but unfortunately, I can't play soccer with Sam right now. Prior to the surgery, I was able to play and do some training stuff with her, but I can't do it because I can't cut.”

Tiger Jam:
“Tiger Jam 16 is coming up, May 16-17 at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. We have a great band, GRAMMY-nominated OneRepublic. They have a lot of hits and are very hot right now. It's a fun event for everyone: all of our sponsors, donors and the people who support us. Poker Night is sold out, so that is fantastic.”