Tiger Woods done as a full-time golfer but plotting return after scary car crash.
If you have a moment, search the internet and take a look at the grisly photographs of the mangled SUV Tiger Woods was driving when he crashed it last Feb. 23 in Los Angeles.
It looked like no one could survive that horrific a crash.
Now, check out the three-second video Woods released on his social media accounts last week that showed him swinging freely with an iron, accompanied by the message, “Making progress.’’
Tiger Woods Car Accident Video
That video release was a reentry of sorts back into public life, from which Woods has hidden since the crash.
Other than the occasional clandestine photo taken of him watching his son Charlie play golf or soccer back home in Florida, no one outside his inner circle has seen much of Woods.
That changes on Tuesday at Woods’ Hero World Challenge at the Albany Golf Club, where he’ll make his first public appearance since the car crash and speak to reporters.
Woods did a Zoom interview that was released on Monday with Golf Digest, a company he’s in business with and which pays him for his services.
But Tuesday at Albany will mark his first actual public appearance and public words since the accident.
The most compelling thing Woods revealed in the Golf Digest interview was that he plans to try to play tournament golf again, but not full time.
“I think something that is realistic is playing the Tour one day — never full-time ever again — but pick and choose, just like Mr. [Ben] Hogan did,’’ Woods said. “I think that’s how I’m going to have to play it from now on. It’s an unfortunate reality, but it’s my reality. And I understand it, and I accept it.
“I don’t have to compete and play against the best players in the world to have a great life,’’ Woods went on. “After my back fusion, I had to climb Mt. Everest one more time. I had to do it, and I did (winning the 2019 Masters). This time around, I don’t think I’ll have the body to climb Mt. Everest, and that’s OK.