Coursework at Albany, including a stint in the commentary booth, delivering putting lessons to amateurs, and participation in a PGA Tour player meeting, presumably does not vex Tiger Woods too much since his foundation benefits significantly from the Hero World Challenge, but watching others compete has never been his forte. However, Plantar fasciitis has forced him to withdraw from the Hero World Challenge.
Up until a Monday bulletin that dampened public enthusiasm for this event, Woods was out in the field. The most recent injury that has kept him from competing is plantar fasciitis, which developed when he switched to walking courses rather than driving buggies. It was a severe blow given the magnitude of the effort Woods, who turns 47 this month, had to put in to make the Hero World Challenge even a possibility.
He stated, “The sport is my passion.”I’ve basically played it my entire life. For more than half of my life, I’ve been an expert. When viewed in that manner, I have participated in this sport and have adored it.It is unfortunate that I am unable to perform the mental tasks that I believe I am capable of.It is just sort of rejected by the body.
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In 2022, Woods participated in nine competitive rounds. He cut an emotional figure at the Open in mid-July, the last of them. It seems unbelievable to think that he made the cut at the Masters before withdrawing from the US PGA after three rounds, missing the US Open, and crying in St. Andrews.
At Augusta, Jon Rahm performed alongside Woods.
The Spaniard asserts, “He puts on a little bit of a show for the camera.”He won’t let on how much he really hurts. There is a difference, especially after playing 18 holes and sitting down when your legs cool off when just watching him stand up and move around that room when we finished scoring. It alters.
In the Match on Saturday, Woods will compete alongside Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, and Justin Thomas. Additionally, he is competing in the PNC Championship alongside his son, Charlie. Golf carts will be used at both events. Woods has made it abundantly clear that he will never employ them in mainstream competition.
Woods enjoys a lot of the drama in his environment. He sometimes gives it fuel. Before the car accident in February 2021, he was playing will he or won’t he over tournament appearances, which caused him to worry that his foot might be amputated. He talked about “a few procedures” last week that turned into “a couple of surgeries” this year. If Woods hadn’t shared it, nobody would have known; He enjoys playing a superhuman.
He has, however, routinely conceded that his serious days are numbered. “The objective is to compete in the major championships and possibly a few more,” he states. That’s all. That’s all I can do physically. I don’t have much left in this leg, so get ready for the biggest ones. If lightning strikes twice, I’ll be in the running for a win. After that, I hope to remember how to do that.
For the time being, he isn’t exactly giving up. The 15-time major winner still talks about competing for awards, which is interesting but not surprising. It almost seems as though he still needs to persuade himself.