Tiger Woods: British star ‘not competing’ after 15-month absence

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Tiger Woods says that his days of being a full-time golfer are over.

The former world number one has not played on the PGA Tour since August 2015 and says he no longer feels like he “should be out there” competing.

Woods was in 12th spot after the second round of the Hero World Challenge on Saturday.

He is recovering from back surgery and is unlikely to play a major in 2019.

The 39-year-old, who has been out since a spinal fusion operation in April, said he had “missed that feeling of being in the war zone, having that fear of missing putts and knowing that if you hit it in the wrong spot you might fail”.

“There is no room for mistake on a golf course with so many shots and so many parts to every shot,” he added.

But the 14-time major winner has played two rounds at his Hero World Challenge exhibition event in Florida and is competing in the event’s final day on Sunday.

Speaking on Friday, Woods said: “I am going to work every day until I feel like I can come back.

“I don’t know exactly when that’s going to be, but I’m making progress. My symptoms are getting better and that’s the important thing.

“The next few months could be a very big one for me and my career. Let’s see what happens.”

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