“I want to compete in at least four major tournaments.”
The dream of becoming a ‘golf emperor’ has been shattered. Tiger Woods (48) was on the operating table again.
On the 20th (Korean time), Woods revealed the fact of his ankle surgery on his social network service (SNS). “He underwent surgery to treat post-traumatic inflammation (the right ankle ankle bone) following an ankle fracture,” he revealed. Dr. Martin O’Malley performed the operation in New York and began rehabilitation at his home in Jupiter, Florida.
It can be inferred that the reason for withdrawing during the third round of the Masters on the 9th was severe ankle pain. In February 2021, he suffered multiple fractures, including fractures of both legs in a large-scale traffic accident. There was a pessimistic story that he might not be able to walk again, but he made a miraculous recovery, and participated in the Masters last year, exciting golf fans around the world.
This year, he showed even better results, such as walking 72 holes at the Genesis Invitational, which ended on the 20th of last month, but suggested that he was not in a normal state, saying, “It is still difficult to walk.” Still, he showed his will to participate in major tournaments, and took part in the Masters, which opened earlier this month, and achieved 23 consecutive cuts and a tie record.
However, this year’s Masters was held in inclement weather such as strong winds and heavy rain, and after passing the cutoff at the bottom먹튀검증, he noticeably limped in the third round, raising concerns.
To make matters worse, after digesting the 7th hole, when the tournament was suspended due to heavy rain, he withdrew and returned. At the time, there was an observation that there was a problem with the injured part, but he responded with the news that he had surgery.
Excel Sports CEO Mark Steinberg, Woods’ agent, said in an interview with the Associated Press, “Woods is resting after surgery and is getting better. There are no specific plans (return to the field) yet.” The immediate task is to resume daily life, but ESPN said that at least three to four months of rehabilitation is required.There is a high possibility that Woods will not be seen at the PGA Championship to be held next month and the US Open in June. It is expected that it will be virtually difficult to participate in the Open, the last major tournament of the season scheduled for July. After rehabbing his ankle, he’s effectively out for the season before he can get back on the shot and walk the field. The American Professional Golf (PGA) tour announced that it will switch to a single season system from next year and will end this season in September. It depends on the speed of rehabilitation, but there is a possibility that we will not see Woods on the field this season.