Tiger Woods Once Revealed How the 82-Time PGA Tour Winner Has ‘Reconciled’ With a Disappointing Fact Related to His Golf Career

Published 09/22/2022, 8:30 AM EDT
ORLANDO, FL – DECEMBER 18: Tiger Woods and his son, Charlie Woods, walk off the third green together during the PGA TOUR Champions first round of the PNC Championship at Ritz-Carlton Golf Club on December 18, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Ben Jared/PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

Tiger Woods is a golf legend who started playing golf before even he walked. His father guided him and shaped him to become a golf icon. Where Woods stands today, the path that led to it was difficult. He almost lost everything during his rough course. Woods was a pro golfer by the age of 20 only. He won 14 major championships, just after Jack Niklaus, who won 18.

But in 2008, Woods’ lousy time started. Alleged scandal and divorce with his ex-wife, Elin Nordegren, in 2010 hit him hard. He tried to make a comeback to golf, but again his fate did not support him, and he got surrounded by injuries. But six years ago, he revealed his true feelings about his injuries and golf.

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Tiger Woods accepting disappointments

82-times PGA Tour winner Tiger Woods turned 40 in 2015. But just before his birthday, he talked to ‘TIMES’ about his career. He had a fear that his record-breaking golf career was about to see an end. They set the one-on-one interview venue at Woods‘ restaurant, Jupiter, Fla.

He had suffered an injury back then and had an ice pack on his back during the interview. His fear of losing golf to his injuries was getting more profound, but there was something he was happy about. It was a fact that people thought, he won’t come back.

Tiger Woods reacts after playing a shot from the second tee during the second round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Southern Hills Country Club. | Courtesy: Reuters Images

The interviewer asked him if he lost his career because of his injuries, would Woods feel bad about it? Would he be uptight? Woods gave a touching reply.

He said he could not play because of injuries but could spend time with his children. His kids meant the world to him, and he was happy to spend quality time with them. Woods told TIMES, “I’ve reconciled myself to it. It’s more important for me to be with my kids.”

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It was extremely important for him to spend time with his children. He also understood how his father felt spending time with a young Tiger Woods.

Stronger than before

Even though he had a rough time back then, he did not give up. He accepted and reconciled with the situation and found happiness in his kids. However, that is what Woods does. Every time he goes through a rough patch, he comes back stronger.

After his car accident in Feb 2021, he almost lost his leg. He could not play for months. But he did not give up and came back stronger than ever.

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Golf – 150th Open Championship – St Andrews, Scotland, Britain – July 11, 2022 Team Woods’ Tiger Woods of the U.S. during the Celebration of Champions four hole tournament REUTERS/Andrew Boyers

In May this year, he went for his practice round at Southern Hills Country Club; after his brutal accident last year. He told reporters, “I’ve gotten a lot stronger”.

His first comeback was the Masters tournament in April this year.

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Saumya Yashawant

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A Commerce graduate who turned her passion into her profession, Saumya is a Golf writer at Essentially Sports. Having developed the love for the sport at a very young age, she watched Tiger Woods and caught inspiration from his legacy early on. Apart from Woods, she shares great admiration for her country's players like Vishwanathan Anand and Neeraj Chopra.

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