Tiger Woods' agent Mark Steinberg has painted a bleak picture of the former World No 1's current health.
Speaking to AP's Doug Ferguson, Steinberg admitted the news about Tiger's back was not good at all, and that Woods was not even allowed to stand up at the moment.
”He flew out here and got to see one of his doctors,” he said. ”Based on the work they did the last couple of days, they advised he just stay horizontal. It’s best to listen to the doctors. The ultimate goal is to get out and play.”
His doctor's advice forced Tiger to cancel a press conference on short notice on Wednesday.
Jason Day spoke about his good friend Woods in his press conference on the same day:
“I just don’t know, I’ve never had surgeries on my back before. Obviously I’ve had back problems, but I don’t know what the feeling is coming back from a back surgery let alone three back surgeries,” said Day, who was forced to pull out of two FedEx Cup events last season due to a bad back.
“I think it’s a double-edged sword for him because he has to come out and play and play tournament golf, but you have to watch also your back and make sure that’s healthy."
We can only wish Tiger all the best for the future, as it seems he still faces a tough battle ahead to return to something like full fitness.