Paramus - Former world number one Tiger Woods admitted on Wednesday he believed his career was finished before launching his successful
comeback to top-flight golf this season.
Woods, who was sidelined for nearly two years through a back
injury before returning this year, is reported to have privately confided his
fears at the 2017 Masters dinner.
"I'm done, I won't play golf again," Woods is
reported to have told a fellow former Masters champion at the traditional
The remarks were revealed by Britain's three-time Masters
winner Nick Faldo in an interview following Woods' second-placed finish at the
On Wednesday, Woods confirmed to ESPN that Faldo's comments
"Yes, Nick's correct what he heard because at the time
I was done and I didn't know what I was going to be doing," Woods said on
the sidelines of the Northern Trust Open.
"I had not golf in my future at that time. I couldn't
walk. I couldn't sit."
Woods, who is eyeing a strong finish to the season to force
his way into the players roster for the Ryder Cup, returned this season after
undergoing spinal fusion surgery.
Although he has yet to mark his return with a tournament
victory, Woods has impressed with five top-10 finishes on the PGA Tour,
including his second at the PGA Championship and sixth at the British Open at