Golf fans have been waiting to see Tiger Woods back on a golf course ever since he was badly injured in a car crash at the beginning of the year. He was cleared of any wrongdoing and has stayed mostly out of the limelight as he recovers. While we’ve been able to catch glimpses of the golf star here and there, we’ve yet to see him back on the course.
Last week, a photo surfaced showing Tiger on the range with his son. In the image, Woods is seen without his crutches and comfortably standing holding a golf club. In fact, you wouldn’t even be able to tell that his is still rehabbing an injury – save for the black sleeve covering most of his right leg.
Later in the afternoon, @TWLEGION account followed up with another photo of Woods, taken from a different Instagram account, showing him on a golf cart with Justin Thomas’s parents.
We haven’t heard much from Woods since his accident, but we did hear about his conversation with the U.S. Ryder Cup team a few weeks ago at Whistling Straits. His message obviously resonated with the team, as they would go on to demolish the European side, 19-9.
This image should serve as another positive sign for golf fans, as it appears we may see Woods return to the PGA Tour after all. Steve Stricker had this to say about Woods in the days leading up to the Ryder Cup.
“He won’t be able to be a captain’s assistant this time around because of his on-going rehabilitation to try and get better. To try to play golf again. And that is going well,” Stricker said. “He’s progressing. He’s doing well, things are moving in the right direction.”
We’ve seen incredible things from Woods, including his triumph at Augusta National back in 2019. At this point, it’s impossible to doubt him.
This article originally appeared on Golfweek.