TIGER Woods plans to compete on an event-by-event basis when he returns to competitive action following injury.
The 33-year-old has not competed since winning the US Open when he played with a knee injury and a double stress fracture of the lower leg.
â€œThe perfect scenario is I come back without a hitch and play a full schedule,â€ said Woods, who has had reconstructive surgery on his knee. â€œBut with another baby coming, Iâ€™m taking it event by event.â€
Woods, who is still at the top of the world rankings, said he was making progress in his rehabilitation with the help of his instructor. â€œI did some work with Hank Haney for a few days last week and itâ€™s all good,â€ the 14-time major winner added.
â€œIâ€™m full-bore with my practice sessions and have no restrictions; itâ€™s just a matter of getting my golf endurance up. I donâ€™t have my golf stamina back yet.â€
The American also insisted that his trademark golf swing had not been altered following the operation.
â€œMany people have asked me if my swing has changed since the surgery and the answer is no,â€ he added.
â€œIâ€™m doing all the things Iâ€™ve been trying to do for a long time but I can actually hit into my left leg without my bones moving. Itâ€™s a nice feeling! It is so much better than it ever has been because my bones arenâ€™t grinding against each other.â€
Woods is targeting the Masters in April as his first priority but he is likely to want to play competitively before then.
The WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in Tucson later this month is a possibility for his much-anticipated comeback, although the WGC-CA Championship in Miami (March 12-15) is more likely. â€” BBCOnline.