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WATCH: Tiger Woods Once Suffered an Unfortunate Bump Thanks to a PGA Tour Official Just Days Before His 82nd Tour Win

Published 01/13/2023, 4:55 PM EST

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The more accomplished the athlete, the more time they spend with the press. Hence, Tiger Woods has spent his fair share of time in front of a camera. But with that amount of time spent in front of a lens, there are bound to be moments captured that aren’t ideal for the golf legend. One such incident occurred when Woods suffered a bump at the hands of a PGA Tour official right before an interview.


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Woods has seen his fair share of injuries. While some occurred due to unfortunate road accidents, others took place on the course. But this one minor injury in 2019 was unlike any other the golf great had ever faced before. And it came only days before his record matching Tour win in Japan.

Tiger Woods takes an unexpected hit while gearing up for an interview

Back in 2019, the 15-time major championship winner shocked the world with his 82nd Tour victory. This came at the Zozo championship in Japan. Despite three consecutive bogeys in the first round, Woods finished the round with a score of 64, six under par, thanks to his nine birdies.

Undoubtedly, many wanted to get in a word with the golf champion that day. And of the few that managed to do so, one committed a blunder. As per Golf Channel, Chris Reimer, a PGA Tour official, was responsible for knocking Woods in the head while trying to place the microphone in front of him. The official tweeted that day, You haven’t lived until you’ve crunched @TigerWoods head with a microphone”


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The golf pro acted with nothing but class and brushed off the incident immediately. He smiled and laughed it off, assuring Reimer that he was fine. Woods’ last win on the Tour came three days later, and he undoubtedly forgot all about being “crunched”. But is it something Reimer could ever forget? Knocking the G.O.A.T. in the head with a mic? Probably not.

How did Woods go on to win the Zozo Championship?


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Woods was on fire after fishing the first round at six under par. On the second day of the tournament, he went on to make six birdies and secure yet another round of 64. On Saturday, Woods went on to make two bogeys in his round but made up for them with six birdies. He ended his round four under par.

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On the final day, tensions were high as Woods went on to bogey two holes, giving Hideki Matsuyama the chance to trail close behind him. Fortunately, five birdies that day were enough for Woods to keep Matsuyama at bay with a round score of 67. Woods went on to clinch the title with a 2-stroke lead, matching Sam Snead’s Tour win record.


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Sheldon Pereira

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Sheldon is a golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is a Business graduate from Christ University, with a degree in Finance and Accounting. He also has an experience as a Senior Audit Associate at an MNC, but his love for writing made him follow his dream and switch careers.

Edited By: Manaal Siddiqui