‘Golf Emperor’ Tiger Woods (48, USA, photo) said, “It’s the hardest thing to move around on foot” while participating in the Masters, the first major tournament of the PGA Tour season that ended on the 10th. It was because of the aftermath of a right leg injury injured in a car accident in February 2021. In fact, Woods had a noticeable limp throughout the Masters. He narrowly passed the cut, but withdrew after finishing the 7th hole of the 3rd round due to pain.
And Woods ended up on the operating table. On the 20th, Woods announced on social media that “he underwent surgery to treat post-traumatic inflammation of the ankle bone in his right ankle.” With the surgery to connect the two bones, local media predicted that it would take 10 to 12 weeks to recover.
During a car accident in 2021, Woods seriously injured his right shinbone and ankle. After his rehabilitation, he participated in the Masters last year and finished 47th after 4 rounds, but in competitions he has participated in since then, he has had difficulty digesting the entire game schedule. He also withdrew from the PGA Championship, a major tournament last year. He has only competed in two tournaments this year. In February, he successfully finished the Genesis Invitational hosted by his foundation, but withdrew from the Masters again.
Local media reported that it was unclear when Woods would be able to compete again. Mark Steinberg, CEO of Excel Sports, Woods’ agent, said,메이저놀이터 “The best goal right now is to get back to being able to live a normal life.”
Woods, who is recording 15 major championship victories, is unlikely to participate in the remaining three major tournaments this year. He virtually canceled the PGA Championship in May and the US Open in June, and it is expected that it will be difficult to participate in the July The Open, his last major tournament. Starting with the 1997 Masters and ending at the 2008 US Open, Woods won 14 major championship trophies in 12 years. After that, his only major championship victory was the Masters in 2019, 11 years later. The record for most wins in major tournaments is Jack Nicklaus (83, USA) with 18 wins.