There is Still Hope for Tiger Woods to Win a Major – Here’s Why

Published 12/24/2021, 4:30 PM EST
Dec 19, 2021; Orlando, Florida, USA; Tiger Woods waiting to putt on the 17th green during the final round of the PNC Championship golf tournament at Grande Lakes Orlando Course. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Reper-USA TODAY Sports


Tiger Woods recently played his first-ever golf tournament since the solo car crash in February 2021. He competed at the 2021 PNC Championship with his son Charlie Woods. Moreover, team Woods finished runner-up for the event as team Daly won the championship. 

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But everyone was glad to see Tiger’s recovery. The 15-time major championship winner played some breathtaking strokes in the 36-hole event. However, he used a golf cart throughout the event, as walking is the only obstacle in front of him. Tiger was limping slightly on day one, and that’s what is restricting him from coming back to the PGA Tour. 

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Moreover, Tiger has clearly mentioned that he won’t use a golf cart. Hence, he requires some time to recover and gain strength in his leg. But even if he comes back, can he win another major championship?

Can Tiger Woods win another major championship?

Even though Tiger Woods competed at the PNC Championship, he has cleared that he still needs some time to compete against the best players. But he hasn’t mentioned the exact date or event in which he is thinking of competing. Meanwhile, with 15 major championships, Tiger is the second most major championship winner. And he still has a chance to increase the count and get closer to Jack Nicklaus. 

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Many people believe it is going to be difficult, but not impossible. We have seen Ben Hogan making come back from a horrific car crash and win major championships and PGA Tour events. Yes, Hogan was much younger than Woods, but Ben’s doctor had said he might never walk again, let alone playing golf. 

Dec 19, 2021; Orlando, Florida, USA; Tiger Woods smiling as he walks off the 17th green during the final round of the PNC Championship golf tournament at Grande Lakes Orlando Course. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Reper-USA TODAY Sports

Ben Hogan made an incredible comeback as he had six major victories after the accident. Moreover, Tiger has even talked about Hogan’s comeback in his press conference at the Hero World Challenge. Hence, we can believe Tiger can do something similar and win a major championship.

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Furthermore, if we talk about the age, the great Jack Nicklaus won his last major championship at 46 while Tiger is currently 45 and is about to turn 46 in a few days. Moreover, Phil Mickelson won the 2021 PGA Championship at 50! So, we can expect at least one major championship victory from Tiger Woods. 

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media from HR College, Mumbai. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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