Tiger admits the rest of his career hinges on his back

Nassau, Bahamas: This week Tiger Woods embarks on what he has described as phase two of his career.

It will have been an absence of 465 days since he last teed-up in competition when he finished T10th at the 2015 Wyndham Championship at Greensboro.

Off-course, phase two has already involved unifying all his brands under the TGR logo.

But on-course phase two, he says, could all depend on how his back stands up to the rigours of competition.

“As far as how much golf I’m going to play, I don’t know because I don’t know what my back’s going to be doing,” he said.

“Would I like to play a full schedule every year for the next decade plus? Yeah, I would, that would be great. Can I? I don’t know. We’ll see. I’m going to do everything I can.

“I miss it, I love competing out here and it’s fun. It’s fun for me to do this. That’s what people probably don’t quite understand. I love to compete, I love playing against these guys and I miss being out here.”

Unsurprisingly when Woods was asked about his comeback, the 14-time major winner was quick to point out his nerves in his first return to tournament golf in over a year.

“Yeah, there’s nerves. Of course. I care. I care about what I do out there. I want to win.”

“I’m going to try to do what I always do. I’m entered in this event, and I’m going to try and win. I know that’s a tall order.”