Woods, who has not played a tournament since pulling out of a European Tour event in February because of back spasms, took two swings into a par-three hole in front of a crowd that were on hand for his course design announcement in Missouri.
The 14-time major champion’s first shot off a makeshift tee bounced off some rocks that will front the green on the still-to-be built course, while his second landed about 10 feet from the hole.
“The back is progressing,” said Woods. “I have good days and bad days. I’ve had three back operations, and that’s just kind of the nature of the business unfortunately. That’s all I can say.”
Woods, 41, returned to the PGA Tour in January after a 17-month absence following back surgery. He missed the cut at the Farmers Insurance Open, and shot an opening-round 77 a week later in
His course, which is scheduled to open in 2019, will honour late