Dustin Johnson backs latest Tiger Woods quip and says his lapse from damage will be ‘great for golf’

World series one Dustin Johnson believes it will be “good for golf” if Tiger Woods earnings to a sport.

Woods announced this week that he will make his rival lapse after 9 months harmed during a Hero World Challenge in Barbados during a finish of November.

The 14-time vital champion has not played given withdrawing from February’s Dubai Desert Classic with his latest behind injury, and during that time he was also arrested for forward driving – a assign that he pleaded guilty to final week though avoided jail time.

Ahead of Woods’ much-anticipated return, Johnson hopes his compatriot can lapse fit and healthy after 8 damage comebacks in a final 9 years, and believes a awaiting of him competing for trophies will be “great for everyone”.

“I wish so. It’s good for a diversion of golf, it’s unequivocally good for a Tour [that Tiger Woods returns],” Johnson said, carrying finished tied-second during final weekend’s WGC-HSBC Champions eventuality in China after losing a six-shot lead on a final day.”

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“I unequivocally wish that he’s healthy and that he can come behind and contest given it’s good for everyone.

“Golf is in a good mark right now, golf is doing very, really well. Tiger entrance behind and personification good is really good for a game. we wish he does come back, he’s healthy and he can come behind and compete. Because, like we said, he’s good for a diversion of golf.”


Woods will lapse during a finish of a month during a Heros World Challenge (Getty)

Johnson joins a series of high-profile players in welcoming Woods back, with Bubba Watson also lending his support to his fellow-American this week, and it could good be a pointer of Woods’ bid to build friendships over a final few years after holding a vice-captaincy purpose in both a successful 2016 Ryder Cup – underneath Davis Love III – and this year’s President’s Cup, in that 2018 Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk led a United States.

However, Justin Rose – a male who pipped Johnson to a WGC-HSBC pretension final weekend – urged counsel over Woods’ lapse and stressed that fans should not design too most from a former World No 1 immediately.


Woods has not played rival golf given Feb (Getty Images)

“I consider from my indicate of view, to design him to come out and win and contest immediately, is maybe unrealistic,” Rose pronounced during this week’s Turkish Airlines Open. “But we consider that is usually illusory for a golf universe to see him behind healthy and out of pain.

“For me, that’s a biggest thing for him and he can build on that. And no doubt, meaningful Tiger, it will take him a week or dual or 3 of feeling good for him to start meditative that he can grasp some illusory things again. But step one for him is being out of pain and enjoying a diversion of golf and he can really build on that.

“I consider we’ve all seen he’s been trending towards personification around Twitter, Instagram, however he’s been posting his pictures,” Rose said. “I consider that we can tell that he’s excited. You can tell that he’s commencement to get some certainty behind in his body. And apparently with that, certainty will come behind in his golf game.”

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