Tiger Woods admits he still has ‘a long way to go’ to play high profile events, walk courses


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The Masters are more than a month away from kicking off, and whether Tiger Woods will enter the event in hopes of winning a sixth green jacket is up in the air.

Woods, who is still hampered by a devastating leg injury he suffered in a car accident in Los Angeles last year, told reporters on Wednesday that he still had a lot of concerns about his health ahead of being able to decide to return to golf full time.

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Tiger Woods speaks during a press conference for the Genesis Invitational golf tournament at the Riviera Country Club, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles.
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“My golf activity has been very limited. I can chip and putt really well, I can hit short irons really well, but I haven’t done the long stuff seriously,” he said. told in advance of the start of the Genesis Invitational, an event he is organizing.

He said it was good to play the PNC Championship in December because he could use a golf cart to get around.

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Tiger Woods tees off on the second hole during the second round of the PNC Championship golf tournament Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021, in Orlando, Fla.

Tiger Woods tees off on the second hole during the second round of the PNC Championship golf tournament Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021, in Orlando, Fla.
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“I was in a cart [at PNC], OKAY. I can play warrior golf on the weekends. It’s easy. But to be able to be here, call it six rounds of golf: practice round, Pro-Am, four days of competition. It’s the cumulative effect of it all. I’m not able to do it yet,” he said.

“I can walk on a treadmill all day. It’s easy. It’s straight. There are no bumps in the road. But walking on a golf course where there are undulations, I I have a long way to go. … Every day is a fight, and I salute that fight.”

The 46-year-old is still chasing Jack Nicklaus’ record for most major titles of all time.

Genesis Invitational host Tiger Woods speaks during a press conference ahead of the PGA Tour golf tournament at the Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles, California on February 16, 2022.

Genesis Invitational host Tiger Woods speaks during a press conference ahead of the PGA Tour golf tournament at the Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles, California on February 16, 2022.
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Woods reiterated that he was still going to play some events, but did not plan to play a full schedule again.




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