Tiger Woods is out here, depressing everyone yet again

Written By Sean Gentille
woods-tiger082315-getty-ftr.jpg
(Getty Images)

Tiger Woods has developed an impressive ability to only say and do things that remind us all of our mortality, and hey, that continued on Monday.

Woods, speaking at Congressional Country Club in suburban D.C. ahead of the tournament he hosts every year, said that Jack Nicklaus' record 18 majors was still "attainable." Of course that's something he'd say; he has to say it. There's almost nothing to suggest, right now, that it's true. Still, he's got to say it.

MORE: Jason Day cruises to Players Championship victory 

“I have been practicing at home, and I’m progressing nicely,” Woods said, according to The Washington Post. “I’m hoping to play. I don’t know when I’m going to play. That’s the overriding question I keep hearing: When are you coming back? When are you playing? I get it all the time. If I knew, I’d tell you, because it’d be fun to know. It’d be nice to know that I am going to play on such-and-such a date, but I don’t know.

Woods has played 20 events since December 2013, been bad in the vast majority of them and golfed minimally since his third back operation last October. The biggest news surrounding him has been ... not great.

IMAGES: Capturing Tiger Woods

In case his words on Monday weren't depressing enough, Woods added that he had no idea whether he'd return from his latest surgery "in a week or a year from now," and promptly sent three ginger wedge shots into a water hazard.

Oh, buddy. Come back if you can — we all miss you. In the meantime, please stop with this stuff. It's making us sad.

Latest News

Phil-Mickelson-112621
Phil Mickelson steals the show as a commentator for 'The Match'
Phil Mickelson steals the show at 'The Match'
Brooks-Koepka-Bryson-DeChambeau-112621
Bryson DeChambeau vs. Brooks Koepka results: Koepka dominates rival in 'The Match' 5
'The Match' 5 results: Koepka dominates DeChambeau
Bryson-DeChambeau-Brooks-Koepka-092621
What channel is The Match on today? How to watch Bryson DeChambeau vs. Brooks Koepka golf match
What channel is The Match 5 on?
Brooks-Koepka-Bryson-DeChambeau-092021
The Match purse: How much money will Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau win?
How much money will Brooks Koepka or Bryson DeChambeau win?
Brooks-Koepka-Bryson-DeChambeau-112321
What time is The Match? TV schedule for Bryson DeChambeau vs. Brooks Koepka golf match
What time is The Match 5?