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Suffice it to say, Tiger Woods hasn’t enjoyed the smoothest month of August. Nude pics of him on Lindsey Vonn‘s phone were hacked and leaked, a toxicology report from his DUI stop showed he was a nice cocktail of drugs, and he announced his relationship with Kristin Smith is no longer a thing. Rough.
However! El Tigre’s changing his news cycle with news of his doctor clearing him to pitch. That’s right, TIGER IS BACK… and he’s back with a video that definitely did not need slow motion treatment:
Dr. gave me the ok to start pitching pic.twitter.com/tboq1L3Xdn
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) August 31, 2017
Tiger, of course, underwent back surgery in April in an effort to relieve back spasms and pain — details on that from TigerWoods.com:
Due to previous herniations and three surgeries, Woods’ bottom lower-back disc severely narrowed, causing sciatica and severe back and leg pain. Conservative therapy, which included rehabilitation, medications, limiting activities and injections, failed as a permanent solution, and Woods opted to have surgery. The procedure was a minimally invasive Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (MIS ALIF) at L5/S1. The surgery entailed removing the damaged disc and re-elevating the collapsed disc space to normal levels. This allows the one vertebrae to heal to the other. The goal is to relieve the pressure on the nerve and to give the nerve the best chance of healing.