Sports World: Tiger Woods unlikely to rush his return

Tiger Woods unlikely to rush his return

LOS ANGELES • Tiger Woods gave the strongest indication yet that he might not return to competition this year, saying on Sunday that he needs to be patient during his recovery from back surgeries.

The former golf world No. 1 has not played on the PGA Tour since undergoing microdiscectomy back surgery last September and, at the age of 40, has decided not to rush his comeback.

"I am playing, just I need more time. I'm older, it takes a little longer to recover and to heal and I'm going to do it right so I don't have another surgery," Woods told CBS Sports.


Stenson steadies for 2nd BMW Open title

PULHEIM • Henrik Stenson sealed a second BMW International Open title in Germany on Sunday, after recovering from a mid-round wobble to win by three shots over Thorbjorn Olesen.

The Swede went into the final round with a one-stroke lead over the Dane (73), and he finished strongly to reach a 17-under total of 271 for his 10th European Tour title.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 28, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe