Tiger Woods plans to play ‘British Open in July’

Thirteen months after the car accident that nearly cost him a leg, the golf icon finished his four rounds relentlessly, but is proud of winning his bet. If he does not confirm his participation in the next two major tournaments – the USPGA from May 19-22 and the US Open from June 16-19 – he hopes to be present this summer in St Andrews.

From our special correspondent in Augusta,

The five-time Master’s winner was smiling at the end of the eighteenth due to the sweet applause that the Master’s audience held. However, the golf star could have frowned this Sunday after coming back like Saturday with a card of 78 (+6) for a heavy total of +13 in four rounds. He finished his week in 47th place, his worst performance in 24 matches at the Masters. But the main thing is somewhere else for the person, who had a serious traffic accident on February 23, 2021, and did not know if he could walk again someday …

“I didn’t play my best golf this weekend, that’s for sure. But being here and being able to play all four rounds is already a victory. A month ago, I didn’t know if I could do it. That’s a plus. I still have work to do. I can’t wait to get back to it. I don’t think words can really describe how I feel, given where I was over a year ago. I had no prospects at the time. A lot could have happened, but 14 months later I was able to play the Masters. And not just to play, but to have a good first round (-1). Playing with my son in a golf tournament is one thing, but playing in a Grand Slam is another. It was a tough road, and I am so grateful to have had opportunity to walk it.”

His pain level
“Rehabilitating my legs is hard. There are days when I can’t do anything. I’m in pain, that’s it. There have been days that are more difficult than easy days, and I have to live with it. Ice baths, recovery sessions a few times a day, really sucks.” It’s exhausting. Like in golf, you have to make time for it. That’s what I did, and the hardest part was the recovery sessions. But it works, I’m progressing. I think that’s also a plus.”

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Support the public and the world of golf
“I didn’t play to my best, but with that support, I don’t think words can describe how I feel. It was great. As I mentioned at Tuesday’s press conference, the amount of texts, FaceTimes and calls I’ve received from players close to me throughout this period means a lot.” He is an inspiration. I thank my team and everyone around me. This includes my mother and two children, who were all in attendance on Sunday.”

gentlemen and he
“This tournament has always meant a lot to me and my family. The year I was born was the year Lee Elder, the first black man to play the Masters. He was an honorary rookie last year. He was there when I won 97. After 25 years, I’m back at Playing.It meant a lot to me, and no other major we play in the same place.Obviously St. Andrews is very close to my heart because it is the birthplace of golf, and I managed to win a few British Openers there (2000, 2005), but it’s different here.”

his program
“I don’t have the stamina yet that I would have liked but a few weeks ago I didn’t even know if I would be in this tournament. We are very excited about the future prospects, training, gym and activities to strengthen my legs, which we couldn’t do Its after because he needed more time to heal. I will only play big tournaments from now on, I can’t do full seasons anymore. I plan to be in St Andrews (in Scotland, at the British Open in July, Ed.) I won there Twice it’s a championship close to my heart in my favorite track. As for the events scheduled on the calendar every now and then, I don’t know. I’ll do my best for the USPGA (second major of the season) in the Southern Hills (Tulsa, Arizona), as I did to get back here. We will see if my body will allow it.”

Statements made at a press conference

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