Tiger Woods Feared Losing Leg But Aims For Part-Time Return To PGA Tour
Tiger Woods has revealed that he will likely never return to professional golf full-time, despite fears that his leg would be amputated following a car accident earlier this year. In a February incident in California, the 15-time major winner suffered catastrophic leg injuries. He claimed any return to the sport will be restricted in an interview with Golf Digest on Monday.
“I think something that is realistic is playing the [PGA] tour one day – never full time, ever again – but pick and choose, just like Mr [Ben] Hogan did. Pick and choose a few events a year and you play around that,” he said.
Woods sustained open fractures to the tibia and fibula in his right leg in the crash and said amputation had been a very real possibility.
“You practice around that, and you gear yourself up for that. I think that’s how I’m going to have to play it from now on. It’s an unfortunate reality, but it’s my reality. And I understand it, and I accept it,” he said. “There was a point in time when, I wouldn’t say it was 50/50, but it was damn near there if I was going to walk out of that hospital with one leg.”
source : Guardian sport