Ailing For 6 Months Post Tragic Surgery, Is Tiger Woods Risking It All in His 2023 Outing in Bahamas?

Published 10/08/2023, 8:33 AM EDT

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After a prolonged absence from the golfing scene, Tiger Woods made a highly anticipated return to competitive play at the 2023 Genesis Invitational. His comeback created quite a buzz among fans and enthusiasts. During the event, the legendary golfer expressed his aspiration to participate in all the major tournaments moving forward.

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Things initially appeared promising when the Masters tournament arrived. Tiger Woods’ presence at Augusta National generated immense excitement among golf fans. However, his battle with injuries continued to pose challenges. Ultimately, he had to withdraw from the Masters tournament due to these persistent health issues. Professionally, he has been out of action since. But now there are reports that he might be seen in action at the Hero World Challenge in Bahamas next month which has got fans worried sick.

The current health update on the legendary Tiger Woods

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After the Masters, the 15-time major winner revealed on Twitter that he had undergone subtalar fusion surgery to address post-traumatic arthritis that he suffers from in his right leg. This has been an issue that had persistently bothered him since his car accident in 2021.

The golfer also added that he would take some time away from the sport to recuperate after his procedure. And now the tragedy continues even after months as he has been spotted on the Pebble Beach course but with athletic tapes and supporting gear.

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His fans continue to show concern for the G.O.A.T’s persistent bad health. He was spotted multiple times in a position where he seemed to have trouble walking. The growing concern amongst his fans is not uncalled for, given his condition and the circumstances. Even after his hopeful practice session at the Pebble Beach, his follow-through and takeaway still looked painful.

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Going and competing at an event involves hitting multiple shots and walking for hours in the horrible weather. If not fully fit, things can get worse. This is exactly what had transpired at the Masters earlier this year.

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What transpired at Masters 2023?

Tiger Woods made the cut at the 2023 Masters despite struggling in the opening round. He battled back, but his performance raised concerns about his health, with reports of body strains. In a post-game interview, Woods expressed his desire to play the final two rounds, but his wish raised doubts about his fitness. Woods’ cumulative score after two rounds was three over par, just enough to make the cut.

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Currently, he is busy with his designing firm TGR, league TGL and his son Charlie Woods. However, the annual family pairs tournament to be held in December is another place where the fans of the legend hope to see him with his son. The 2023 PNC Championship thus holds a lot of hope for the community as the Bahamas dreams seem to be a bit far-fetched one as of today!

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Roshni Yadav is a new golf writer at EssentiallySports. She is also a national level golfer, putting her golf expertise into her writing. Tiger Woods and Adam Scott happen to be her favorites to watch and learn from.
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