News & ToursJune 23, 2014

Slightly shocked by Tiger's quick return, Faldo says making the cut is 'a good goal'

By Luke Kerr-Dineen


"I think for the rest of us mere mortals coming off back surgery, just making the cut would be a good goal," said the six-time major champion, speaking at an event for Glenmorangie Single Malt Scotch Whisky in New York City on Monday. "That's what I'd be focusing on: making the cut this week and trying to improve on that every week after."

Tiger endured a difficult start to 2014 before opting for back surgery just before the Masters. He finished T-80, WD and T-25 in his three starts this season, and at times looked to be playing through visible pain.

Faldo added that he was slightly shocked Tiger was making a return so quickly, and that he would be surprised if Tiger has only been hitting balls for a few weeks, as initial reports have suggested.

"Don't forget that Congressional is a tough walk," Faldo said. "If I were him if be putting myself through Boot Camp for a couple of weeks before competing."

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