Tiger Woods Once Had a Simple Reason for His Rare Meltdown: ‘I’m Tired’

Published 06/29/2022, 6:30 PM EDT
May 18, 2022; Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA; Tiger Woods looks on during a practice round for the PGA Championship golf tournament at Southern Hills Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

Tiger Woods is arguably one of the best golfers of all time. The 15-time major winner has more records than most players in the sport. The 46-year-old is known for his skillful game on the course, but also for his humble nature off the field.

Woods is usually one of the strongest contenders in any tournament. But even the strongest people can be weak sometimes. And when it comes to emotions, sometimes even legends break down.

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A similar thing happened at the Tour Championship when Tiger Woods suddenly melted down. Keep reading further to know what happened at the championship.

The meltdown of Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods had reached five under quickly within a few second-round holes. This put him in contention to win the Tour Championship as well as the FedEx Cup. But something unexpected happened.

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Woods dropped six shots ahead of the 14th hole and blamed it on the hectic year he had. He said“I put everything I had into that start and didn’t have much at the end. I just ran out of gas. I’m tired. It has just been a long, long grind.”

Tiger Woods about the LIV Golf Invitational Series | Courtesy: Reuters Images

Woods also showed concern about the sport’s return to the 2016 Olympics in Rio. He said that it would make matters even more hectic. The American Pro hit a tee shot into a water hazard and said, “My legs were just tired. I didn’t rotate through the ball and I turned it over.”

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Woods’ take on the PGA and LIV drama

The multiple-time champion spoke up about the LIV Tour after golf legend Phil Mickelson joined it. After Mickelson’s controversial comments about PGA, Woods defended the tour and said“Phil has said some things that I think a lot of us who are committed to the tour, and committed to the legacy of the tour, have pushed back against.”

Golf – The Masters – Augusta National Golf Club – Augusta, Georgia, U.S. – April 8, 2022 Tiger Woods of the U.S. on the 13th during the second round REUTERS/Mike Segar

Woods also said that there is plenty of money in the PGA Tour as well. But one needs to earn it through his skill, like every athlete. He made this statement in context to the high amounts being offered in the Saudi-backed league.

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