Tiger Woods admits he may never play competitive golf again

Tiger Woods has said he may never return to competitive golf as he continues to struggle to recover his fitness after undergoing five back operations.

Speaking ahead of this weekend’s Presidents Cup in America where the 41-year-old 14-time Major winner is one of the US team vice captain’s Woods has admitted the long route back to competitive golf could prove beyond him.

“I’m still training, I’m getting stronger,” he said. “ But I certainly don’t have my golf muscles trained because obviously I’m not doing anything golf related. I don’t know what my future holds.”

As if to emphasise the pain he feels in his back he said he doubted whether he could ride in a vice-captain’s buggy at the President’s Cup because the vehicle bouncing “hurt too much.”