TIGER WOODS unfortunately won’t have the chance to win back his Masters green jacket this year.
The Golf legend sustained serious leg injuries in a horror car accident back in February 2021.
What is Tiger Woods’ current condition?
Woods injured both of his legs severely on February 23 when the car he was driving careered down a hillside in Los Angeles.
Woods had successful surgery on his legs to repair his grisly injuries.
Woods was released from the hospital on March 16 and has been recovering at home since, though his exact current condition is unknown.
It’s expected that Woods will spend much of the year, however, rehabilitating his injuries.
Rival and friend Rory McIlroy went to visit Woods at his home recently and reported that Woods was in ‘decent spirits’.
“I spent a couple hours with him, which was nice,” McIlroy said.
“It was good to see him. It was good to see him in decent spirits. When you hear of these things and you look at the car and you see the crash, you think he’s going to be in a hospital bed for six months.
“But he was actually doing better than that. A few of us that live down in south Florida went to see him. I’m sure he appreciates that.
“Everyone would love to see him back out here again. I think myself, JT, Rickie [Fowler], DJ, Brooks [Koepka], all those guys down there, we all have a responsibility to try to keep his spirits up and keep him going and try to get him back out here.”
On November 29, 2021, Woods revealed that he will likely not return to professional golf full-time.
“It’s an unfortunate reality,” Woods told Golf Digest on in his first interview since the wreck. “But, it’s my reality. And, I understand it, and I accept it.”
While explaining his rehab process, he said it was unlikely that his schedule would ever be the same.
“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. “You pick and choose a few events a year and you play around that.”
“You practice around it, and you gear yourself up for it. I think that’s how I’m going to have to play it from now on.”
What else has been said about Tiger Woods?
Justin Thomas also visited Woods and said that the Golf icon texted him saying: “It’s starting to kick in now – wish I was there.”
Thomas added: “I went over and saw him a couple times last week. I try to go over whenever I’m home and see him.
“He’s bummed he’s not here playing practice rounds with us, and we hate it, too.”
McIlroy also spoke about how visiting Woods has made him extra-focussed for this year’s Masters, which the Northern Irishman has never won himself.
“I went over to Tiger’s house a few weeks ago to see him and in his family room he’s got his trophy cabinet,” explained McIlroy.
“It’s his 15 major trophies. I said, ‘That’s really cool. Where are all the [non-major trophies]?’ He said, ‘I don’t know.’ I go, ‘What?’ He said, ‘Yeah, my mum has some and a few are in the office and a few are wherever….’
“I was driving home and I was thinking, I mean; that’s all he cared about. All he cared about.
“So how easy must that have felt for him to win all the others? That was just always in my mind, he talked about [how] these are the four weeks that matter.”