Fans amazed Tiger Woods can still play golf after rare photo shows horrific leg injuries
Golf fans hailed Tiger Woods for his miraculous return to sport after seeing the true extent of the leg injuries he suffered, including multiple broken bones and open fractures, in a car crash last year. last.
The 46-year-old, who ended a 12-year drought by winning his 15th major at the Masters in 2019, was involved in a February 2021 single-vehicle collision in California.
Woods was scheduled to undergo surgery for non-life-threatening injuries, which were thought to include open fractures and multiple fractures to his right leg. Speaking for the first time after the incident, Woods said golf summary“This has been an entirely different animal.
“I understand the rehabilitation processes better because of my past injuries, but it has been more painful than anything I have ever experienced.”
The icon made his long-awaited return at the 2022 Masters and impressed to make the cut, finishing in a very respectable 47th place.
Having chosen to wear pants at the Masters and the PGA Championship that followed, a rare snapshot of Woods wearing shorts went viral this week and garnered hundreds of positive comments.
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One fan replied, “Man. The fact that he can still compete with that.”
With a second adding: “I thought the ‘almost lost’ speech was over the top…but was I wrong.”
And a third writes: “The fact that Tiger is still racing after this accident is incredible.”
South African professional Dylan Frittelli even wrote: “Now maybe people will give him the props he deserves to walk around Augusta and play as well as he does this year!!!”
While in the midst of his recovery, Woods noted that he would not be able to play professionally on the same schedule he had done in the past, but might have now exceeded his own. expectations.
“I will never play a full program again,” Woods said.
“I’m going to have to choose which events, and even then my body might not cooperate with that.
“I don’t know how many events I’m going to play in – and it will depend on practices, practices, recovery tactics, all these different things to be able to do it.”