Tiger Woods doesn't know when he willcome back on the Tour after the fifth back surgery, but during an interview he hope to come back to play golf for this year edition of the Masters. He said: "I'm feeling fine.
I'm a little bit stiff. I have one more MRI scheduled so that we'll see if the annulus fibrosus is scarred over finally and see if I can start doing more activities. But still in the gym, still doing the mundane stuff that you have to do for rehab, the little things before I can start gravitating towards something a little more."
Woods has not played since he joined 11-year-old Charlie at the PNC Challenge a few days before his surgery. "I don't know what the plan is," he said when asked if he would try to play before the Masters. Woods, at Riviera to hand out the trophy as the tournament host, had a microdiscectomy Dec.
23. It was the fifth surgery on his back, and the first since a procedure to fuse his lower spine in April 2017.
Rory McIlroy is the new Chairman of the Player Advisory Council
16-member PAC advises and consults with the PGA TOUR Policy Board (Board of Directors) and Commissioner Jay Monahan on issues affecting the TOUR.
Rory McIlroy, who prevailed over Russell Knox and Kevin Streelman, will succeed Jordan Spieth as a Player Director on the PGA TOUR Policy Board next year, serving a three-year term (2022-24). He will join James Hahn (2020-22), Charley Hoffman (2021-23) and Kevin Kisner (2020-22) on the Policy Board.
PGA TOUR announced that Rory McIlroy has been elected Chairman of the Player Advisory Council (PAC) by the TOUR’s membership for the 2021 calendar year. Voting ended on Thursday, February 11th. McIlroy joined the PGA TOUR in 2010.
An 18-time PGA Tour winner, including the 2019 Players Championship and four major championships, McIlroy is one of two players to win multiple FedExCup titles. When he assumes his role of Player Director in 2022, McIlroy will become the first international player to serve on the Policy Board, which dates back to the TOUR’s first season in 1969.
In November, the TOUR announced that the 2020 Player Advisory Council would extend its term through 2021 due to the vital role the PAC played in navigating the TOUR’s response to the pandemic.