Tiger Woods' competitiveness is unflappable.
It's one of his strongest traits.
With knee and back injuries keeping him from returning to the form that saw him capture the 2013 PGA Player of the Year award, many have wondered if it is time for Woods to call it a career.
As competitive as Woods is, there was a brief moment.
"Playing golf? No. But playing competitive golf? Yes," Woods told CSN's Chick Hernandez in an exclusive interview during media day for the Quicken Loan's National at Congressional Country Club.
"It was tough, because I knew I could come back and play. I can always play golf with you and have fun and make some money," he said, joking to Hernandez. "But to play at an elite level is a totally different deal. That's the physical challenge; trying to get my body back to that level. That level of performance. That level of consistency. That's the hard part."
"I'm excited now that I can play soccer with my kids, to throw a baseball with Charlie (His seven-year-old son). That to me, I can live life. Before, they asked me that in December at the HeroWorld Chellenge, and I couldn't do anything. It was tough to get out of bed. Sam (His nine-year-old daughter) had to physically roll me out of bed. That's how bad it was."
Woods has yet to determine if and or when he will make his return to professional golf.
But Woods had made it clear he would like to play at the U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania in early June before competing in the Quicken Loan's National which begins on June 23.
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