Whether Tiger Woods ever plays another golf tournament is irrelevant now.
Masters in April?
Jack Nicklaus was followed in a record 18 major competitions?
The thing that matters most in the wake of his horrific car accident in the Los Angeles area on Tuesday is Tiger Woods, not a golfer, but a man.
You may have seen a chilling image of the wreck on TV and the Internet. Woods originated in the woods and lay in favor of the courtesy car driver. His Nike luggage slammed into the dirt outside the vehicle. The SUV’s front grille, license plate is still attached, with the “Welcome to Rolling Hills Estates’ sign, both lying halfway.
Rescuers had to get Woods out of the vehicle from the windshield, disintegrating.
There are more than one of the related unresolved questions…
These pictures in your mind, the first thing that surprised you – hoped – was that Woods would survive such an accident.
This accident could not help, but the day Kobe Bryant flashed you in the LA helicopter crash more than a year ago in the LA area. When the news of Bryant’s crash first broke, the first and only thing you hoped he survived was nothing else he was going to do with his basketball career.
Two days before the accident, on Sunday, Woods was talking to Jim Nantz at the CBS booth as the final round of the Genesis Invitational unfolded at the Riviera Country Club. Woods, who hosted the tournament, was not playing due to recover from his fifth back surgery on 23 December.
Nantz tried his best to stifle Woods on his latest recovery position, asking if he would be able to play in the Masters in seven weeks.
“God, I hope so,” Woods said. “I have to go there first. ‘
Woods, as he always does, has kept a shroud of mystery around him, revealing nothing in terms of any timetable for his return.
Woods’ notable career has been defined for his unprecedented collection of trophies – a record-tying 82 wins, including 15 major championships – with the latter half being defined by his frequent barrage of questions about his health And when that. Whoever was about to return after having the latest surgery.
The shock came on Tuesday from the reaction of Woods’ fellow players and friends.
“I’m sick to my stomach,” ‘a sighted Justin Justin Thomas said Tuesday at the WGC-Workday tournament in Florida. “[I’m] Just worried about her children. I am sure they are struggling. ”
A topic for the player’s reactions to the incident, which left Woods for most of the surgery on Tuesday to heal multiple injuries to both of his legs, centered around the physical and mental toughness that brought him back from multiple surgeries Knees, Achilles and, more recently, his back are allowed to come.
Woods’ career surgeries, like his major championships, are in double digits.
Tony Finau told the WGC event, “You only hope Tiger recovers.” “We all know that he is strong physically and mentally. If anyone is going to come back from it, it will be. ”
Woods famously won the 2008 US Open with ACL damage to his left knee, and his left leg was strained. He went 11 years, during the dissolution of his marriage in the scandal and those five back surgeries, before his next win – and likely his last – major, the 2019 Masters.
This is a completely different thing. It is about Woods walking again, playing with his two children, and living a normal life. When he plays in his next Masters or the next golf tournament, it’s not about that.
John Rahm told the WGC event, “I sincerely hope he can get out of the hospital and play with his children.”
There has, of course, been very little “general” about Woods’ public life, including a series of dramatic chapters. Some of those chapters have been great (15 major championships). Others have forgotten (marital incident, surgery and embarrassing DUI incident in Florida when he was addicted to pain killers for his back).
Ben Hogan, one of golf’s most iconic players, was involved in a head-on collision with a Greyhound bus in February 1949. The left side of his body was crushed, with injuries to the pelvis, shoulders, ribs, knees, ankles, and internal injuries. .
Hogan bounced back from him and won 11 more tournaments, including nine of his career major championships. Hogan was 36 at the time of his car accident. Woods is 45 with a body that is already so permanent.
How much more can he bear?
The only hope on his point, he is able to walk again.