The golfer reportedly returns to Florida after undergoing family therapy in Arizona

By Catherine Donaldson-evans
March 02, 2010 12:55 PM
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Tiger Woods is back at his home near Orlando after spending a week with his wife Elin in family counseling in Arizona, a source familiar with the golfer’s schedule tells The Associated Press.

The 34-year-old Woods has been hitting golf balls at a range in Isleworth close to his home and trying to get back into a regular fitness routine, the source said.

During his televised public apology last month, the golfer explained that he started in-patient therapy beginning in late December, where he received “guidance for the issues I’m facing.”

Woods crashed his SUV into a tree at the bottom of his driveway on Nov. 27 allegedly after a fight with Elin over news of an extramarital affair with a nightclub hostess.

Since then, the golf star has admitted numerous infidelities during his five-year-long marriage and publicly apologized for his behavior.

  • The source said there is still no timetable for Woods’s return to golf. He announced in December that he was taking an indefinite break from the sport to try to repair the damage his sex scandal has caused to his family.
  • RELATED: Elin Never Asked for Tiger’s Public Apology, Sources Say
  • “As Elin pointed out to me, my real apology to her will come not in the form of words; it will come from my behavior over time,” Woods said on Feb. 19.

He said he didn’t know when he’d go back to playing golf but wouldn’t rule out a return this year.

The golfer’s mother, Kutilda, tells Golf Digest that she believes her son will return to have successful golf career. “He will face himself, solve the problem, and when he comes back, he will still love to play and love to win,” she said. “I think more than ever, because his closet will be cleaned out and his mind will be free.”