‘I don’t have much left in this leg’: Fragile Tiger Woods, 46, seems to be hinting at retirement soon as he admits he may just play majors in the future – as he insists ‘I can still any shot you want… just don’t walk!’
- Tiger Woods almost had his right leg amputated after his car crash in 2021
- 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 that he had difficulty walking around the course but refused to use a cart
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Tiger Woods seems to have admitted that he may not be able to play much longer as he continues to suffer from injuries to his right leg.
The 15-time Major champion made a fairytale return to golf at The Masters in April, just 14 months since his horror car crash that nearly cost him his right leg.
Woods went on to play both the PGA Championship and The 150th Open, withdrawing from Southern Hills after posting his worst score of the event on Saturday and missing out on St Andrews.
Tiger Woods seems to admit that he may not be able to play much longer
The 46-year-old struggled with his right foot at The PGA Championship, ultimately withdrawing
Ahead of the Hero World Challenge, which he hosts in the Bahamas this week, the 46-year-old seems to suggest he has nothing 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 he last walked the Old Course in July at this week’s Hero World Challenge but withdrew on Monday afternoon after suffering plantar fasciitis in his right foot.
Woods, the tournament host, has announced that he is withdrawing from the Hero World Challenge
He has since revealed that his game was not the issue but the course rotation. He said: ‘I can hit any shot you want, I just can’t walk.
Woods said he would only play the majors and ‘maybe one or two more’ (pictured with claret jug in 2006)
‘I had a few setbacks throughout the year, which I somehow managed to pull through. But this one, I can’t. Only time will heal this one.’
He added that he was able to shoot ‘four, five, six, seven-under par at home in a golf cart’ but reiterated that walking was a challenge.
Woods declined offers to use a golf cart during competitions and reiterated that he would never go on the PGA Tour – but on The PNC Championship and The Champions Tour.
He added that he even voted against Casey Martin getting access to a cart because he believes it’s an important part of championship golf.
This week’s 20-man event is set to be the first event of the ‘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 final two events.
Woods was given an iconic welcome as he teed off on the famous 18th at St. Andrews
Tiger Woods and 13-year-old son Charlie will return to the PNC Championship in December
Woods will play in the PNC Championship, a 20-team event for winners of the majors or The Players Championship and a child or parent, for the third time with his 13-year-old son Charlie.
He revealed that he didn’t expect the event to be too heavy on his injuries as he intended to let Charlie do most of the work.
Announcing Team Woods’ game plan, he said: ‘It’s going to be an easy father son week. Charlie’s going to hit all the shots, and I’m going to get the putts out of the hole.’