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Tiger Woods says part-time return to golf ‘lifelike’ after recovering from automotive crash – Nationwide

Tiger Woods says part-time return to golf ‘lifelike’ after recovering from automotive crash – Nationwide

Tiger Woods says he expects to play golf once more, simply not fairly often, and he doesn’t see himself reaching the highest of the game once more as a result of “I don’t assume that’s a practical expectation of me.”

He says he can see himself choosing sure tournaments to play, however not a full-time schedule.

His in depth video interview with Golf Digest, with whom he has a monetary relationship, was revealed Monday forward of his first press convention since his proper leg was badly broken in a Feb. 23 automotive crash within the Los Angeles suburbs.

Woods is the event host of the Hero World Problem.

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Tiger Woods returns house to proceed restoration from severe automotive crash accidents

The 15-time main champion raised hopes of one other comeback when Woods posted a three-second video hitting a brief iron with the message, “Making progress.”

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He didn’t make it sound as if a return was across the nook.

“I’ve to this point to go,” he mentioned. “I’m not even on the midway level. I’ve a lot extra muscle improvement and nerve improvement that I’ve to do in my leg. On the similar time, as you already know, I’ve had 5 again operations. So I’m having to cope with that. In order the leg will get stronger, typically the again could act up.”

Woods was recovering from one other again process at first of the 12 months when he ran his SUV over a median and it toppled down a steep hill on a winding, sweeping highway within the Los Angeles suburbs on his method to a tv shoot at a golf course.

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Tiger Woods hospitalized with a number of accidents after single-vehicle rollover

Tiger Woods hospitalized with a number of accidents after single-vehicle rollover – Feb 23, 2021

Docs mentioned he shattered tibia and fibula bones in his proper leg in a number of places. These have been stabilized by a rod within the tibia. A mixture of screws and pins have been used to stabilize extra accidents within the ankle and foot.

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He final performed on the PNC Championship together with his son, Charlie, after which had a fifth again process that saved him out the early a part of the 12 months earlier than the accident.

Woods already had one exceptional comeback, successful the Masters in 2019 after fusion surgical procedure, his fourth on his decrease again. He received the Zozo Championship in Japan later within the 12 months for his 82nd profession victory on the PGA Tour, tying Sam Snead for the all-time document.

“I don’t must compete and play in opposition to the perfect gamers on the planet to have an incredible life. After my again fusion, I needed to climb Mt. Everest another time. I needed to do it, and I did. This time round, I don’t assume I’ll have the physique to climb Mt. Everest, and that’s OK. I can nonetheless take part within the recreation of golf. I can nonetheless, if my leg will get OK, I can nonetheless click on off a event right here or there.

“However so far as climbing the mountain once more and getting all the way in which to the highest, I don’t assume that’s a practical expectation of me.”

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Woods is to be inducted into the World Golf Corridor of Fame in March. The Masters is the primary full week of April. Woods didn’t have a timetable, solely that he wished the restoration was going sooner than it was.

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He mentioned he may envision a profession like Ben Hogan after his near-fatal automotive accident. Hogan performed a restricted schedule, although he nonetheless dominated the majors, together with successful all three that he performed in 1953.

“I feel one thing that’s lifelike is taking part in the tour someday — by no means full-time ever once more — however choose and select, similar to Mr. Hogan did. Choose and select a number of occasions a 12 months and also you mess around that,” he mentioned.

“I feel that’s how I’m going to must play it to any extent further,” he mentioned. “It’s an unlucky actuality, but it surely’s my actuality. And I perceive it, and I settle for it.”

© 2021 The Canadian Press

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