“Blessed. Very blessed. As I was saying earlier, I didn’t really know if I was going to be here or not at this level and very blessed to be here.”
Woods indicated his comeback, and what we expected for him to confirm, has been all physical than mental.
“Well, definitely more physical. I know how to play the game of golf. It’s just what are my limitations going to be,” he said.
“And as the year has progressed, I’ve learned some of those things.
“Certainly, I can’t do what I used to do 10, 15 years ago, but I’m still able to hit the majority of my shots, and I’ve had to learn a golf swing that is restricted. I’ve never had a spinal restriction before, and I played all those years without it.
“Now, I’ve had a bum knee most of those years, but I could wheel it around that. But having a fixed point in my spine is very different.”
Woods only concern now, and like that of all teeing-up this week in St. Louis, is the weather.
The century degree Fahrenheit temperatures on Monday gave way to thunderstorms on Tuesday and severely disrupting practice.
Wednesday, and the final day of practice for the final Major of the year, promises more thunderstorms.