‘I don’t have much left in this leg’: Fragile Tiger Woods, 46, appears to hint he is closing in on retirement as he admits he may only play majors going forward – as he insists ‘I can still hit any shot you want… just not walk!’
- Tiger Woods almost had to have his right leg amputated after his 2021 car crash
- The 46-year-old made a miraculous return to the course at The Masters in April
- He withdrew from the PGA Championship and failed to make the cut at The Open
- The legend also withdrew from the Hero World Challenge with plantar fasciitis
- He revealed he is struggling to walk around the course but refuses to use a cart
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Tiger Woods appeared to concede that he may not be able to play much longer as he continues to suffer with the injuries he sustained to his right leg.
The 15-time Major champion made a fairytale return to golf at The Masters in April, just 14 months on from his horror car crash that almost cost him his right leg.
Woods went on to play both the PGA Championship and The 150th Open, withdrawing at Southern Hills after after posting his worst score in the event on the Saturday and failing to make the cut at St Andrews.
Tiger Woods appeared to concede that he may not be able to play much longer
The 46-year-old suffered with his right leg at The PGA Championship, ultimately withdrawing
Ahead of the Hero World Challenge, which he is hosting in the Bahamas this week, the 46-year-old seemed to suggest he did not have much longer left in him.
‘The goal is to play the majors and maybe one or two more,’ he said. ‘Physically, that’s all I can do. I don’t have much left in this leg.’
Woods was set to make his first appearance since his likely final stroll around the Old Course in July at the Hero World Challenge this week but withdrew Monday afternoon after suffering with plantar fasciitis in his right foot.
Woods, the tournament’s host, announced he was withdrawing from the Hero World Challenge
He has since revealed that his game isn’t the issue but rather getting around the course. He said: ‘I can hit whatever shot you want, I just can’t walk.
Woods said he will only play the majors and ‘maybe one or two more’ (pictured with the claret jug in 2006)
‘I’ve had a few setbacks throughout the year, that I was somehow still able to play through. But this one, I just can’t. Only time can heal this one.’
He added that he has been able to shoot ‘four, five, six, seven-under par at home in a golf cart’ but reiterated that walking is a challenge.
Woods has refused offers to use a golf cart during competitive rounds and reiterated that he never would on the PGA Tour – but would at The PNC Championship and The Champions Tour.
He added that he even voted against Casey Martin getting access to a cart as he believes it in an integral part of championship golf.
The 20-man event this week was set to be the first event of ‘Tiger Season,’ with the 15-time Major championship participating in three events in December – the Hero World Challenge, followed by The Match and the PNC Championship. Woods said he still intends to compete in the latter two events.
Woods was given an iconic reception as he made his way up the famous 18th at St. Andrews
Tiger Woods and 13-year-old son Charlie are returning to the PNC Championship in December
Woods will play in the PNC Championship, a 20-team event for winners of majors or The Players Championship and a child or parent, for the third time with his 13-year-old son Charlie.
He revealed he doesn’t expect the event to be too strenuous on his injuries as he intends to let Charlie do most of the work.
Revealing Team Woods’ game plan, he said: ‘Father son week will be easy. Charlie will hit all the shots, and I’ll get the putts out of the hole.’