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Tiger Woods clarifies current state: "I have to be patient, which I'm not very good at"

December 07, 2015

Much of last week was spent dissecting Tiger Woods' surprisingly candid press conference and interview with Time Magazine. Lines like "anything else is gravy," and "it was a good run," seemed to indicate an air of resignation from the 14-time major champ. But on Sunday, Woods stopped by the broadcast booth during the final round of the Hero World Challenge to clarify the state of his health and his psyche.

When asked by NBC/Golf Channel's Roger Maltbie about his "different perspective," Woods said this:

"The difference is the health is different from what it used to be," Woods said of having a nerve issue in his back. "And that's part of the recognition that I think you're seeing, is that I understand this is very different. Does that mean I'm not going to rehab, I'm not going to train, and not going to fight to get back? Of course I am. I'm far from being done, but I have to be patient, which I am not very good at when it comes to that side of it."

Check out the entire clip here:

Good to hear, Tiger. And you didn't have to tell us you're going to fight to get back. Wearing your Sunday red to the booth said it all.