NASSAU, Bahamas – After a full year of relative health it’s no longer a staple of every post-round press conference to ask how Tiger Woods is feeling, but on Thursday at the Hero World Challenge he was spotted walking gingerly.
Woods finished the day with a 1-over 73 and was tied for 16th in the 18-man field. Afterward he was asked if there were any issues with his ankles.
“I’ve struggled with my ankles over the last few months. Still the same issues,” Woods said.
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Woods returned to competition at last year’s Hero World Challenge following his fourth back procedure in April 2017 and his history with various injuries is well documented. Although the revelation that he had been dealing with “sore” ankles was a surprise, he has had lower-leg issues in the past, including a torn Achilles tendon in his right ankle in 2008 and an Achilles strain in 2011.
“They’ve just been sore for months,” he said, “just wear and tear.”