Henrik Stenson’s weird rib damage might keep him out of Tiger Woods’ Hero World Challenge

Tiger Woods says he’s attack a turn as distant as ever as he prepares for his quip after this month after a fourth behind surgery, yet one of a complicated hitters approaching to play during a Hero World Challenge might take a tourney host’s place on a infirm list.

Henrik Stenson concurred after a T35 finish during final week’s Turkish Airlines Open that he might have incurred a rib damage in one of those weird promo antics that WGC-HSBC Champions organizers force grown group to attend in forward of a tangible golf tournament.

“I’m not superman even yet certain people suspicion we was superman,” Stenson told Golf Channel.com’s Rex Hoggard.

Stenson expected referred to a attempt that concerned caped players hitched to harnesses and carried into a atmosphere like a Man of Steel. Except a 2016 British Open champion isn’t faster than a speeding bullet, some-more absolute than a locomotive, or means to jump high buildings in a singular bound, and he perceived a bone hash for his troubles.

That contusion threatens to derail a rest of Stenson’s Race to Dubai appearances as good as his designed start in a Bahamas.

“I was not 100 percent final week, yet we theory a transport and a approach things progressed it only got worse,” Stenson told Hoggard. “It’s not been good, and apparently we haven’t been means to do myself probity in terms of a golf.”

Should Stenson skip a Hero, he’ll join Woods’ dependent Jason Day and associate Aussie Marc Leishman, who final week withdrew from a no-cut, 18-player margin that includes universe No. 1 Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, and reigning FedEx Cup leader Justin Thomas. Stenson and Kevin Chappell were tapped to reinstate Day, who chose to be with his wife, Ellie, who’s due to give birth to a couple’s third child in June, and Leishman, who will instead go home to contest in a Australian PGA Championship.

As for Woods, a returning luminary pronounced in a new talk that he has astounded himself with a distances he was achieving in use sessions.

“I can’t trust how distant I’m attack a golf ball,” a quite vehement Woods told Geno Auriemma on a UConn women’s basketball coach’s podcast.

“I’m behind to attack it my full numbers [yardages] and not unequivocally perplexing to do that,” Woods said. “I didn’t comprehend how many we had forsaken off given of a pain in my behind and from me going during it and attack it normal only given we only lived it from day to day and we unequivocally couldn’t tell a difference. But now we can tell a difference.”

Ahead of his initial rival turn given he withdrew from a Dubai Desert Classic in February, Woods has been Zelig-like, posting videos of his swell …

… examination a Dodgers in a World Series …

… And, many recently, entertaining on his dear Oakland NFLers.

And with that, sports fans, it’s T-minus 24 days until Tiger hits a tee during Albany. But who’s counting?

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