Tiger Woods Gives Up Full-Time Golfing

Says it's not a 'realistic expectation' of him after car accident
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 30, 2021 2:33 AM CST
Tiger Woods: I'm Done as a Full-Time Golfer
Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the fourth hole during the final round of the PNC Championship golf tournament Dec. 20, 2020, in Orlando, Fla.   (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

(Newser) – In his first extensive interview since his rollover crash in February, Tiger Woods gave Golf Digest some big news. While the golfer will still play the sport, he says things will be different moving forward. "I think something that is realistic is playing the tour one day—never full time, ever again—but pick and choose ... a few events a year and you play around that." He continued, "I don't have to compete and play against the best players in the world to have a great life." Even so, it can be difficult: "It’s an unfortunate reality, but it’s my reality. And I understand it, and I accept it." Watch the full video interview, in which he also describes his recovery from the injuries he suffered in the crash, here. Woods is making his first public appearance since the crash at the Hero World Challenge tournament in the Bahamas to benefit his foundation this week. (Read more Tiger Woods stories.)

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