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Tiger Woods: “For me it is a continuous pain”

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“A continuous pain: how much does one to ten make me mae? Everything, and even more”. With these words Tiger Woods responds to reporters who ask him for information on his state of health after his farewell to The Master 2023 in Augusta. The US champion complains of problems in his right leg, affected by an annoying and painful plantar fasciitis, which forced him to raise the white flag.

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Woods has appeared in recent videos in pain and with a limp. “It’s not what I would like – he said in a recent interview – but I’m lucky to still have this leg. It’s not like before, they rebuilt it for me but it’s still mine. It’s hard and I know it will always be harder because l “The ability and strength of my limb will never be the same over time. That’s why I can no longer prepare and play as many tournaments as I want.” Woods suffered a terrible car accident in February 2021, which required nine surgeries (five on the back) and several plates and screws to avoid the amputation of his right leg, with the fibula and tibia gone. shattered like the foot and ankle. Injuries from which he never fully recovered.

Woods has broken numerous world records. He has been number one in the world both for the most consecutive weeks as well as for the total number of weeks holding this position. He has been awarded the PGA Player of the Year a record eleven times, the Byron Nelson Award for lowest scoring average eight times, and holds the record for leading the golf money list for ten seasons He won 15 major golf championships, second all-time (Jack Nicklaus has 18), and 79 PGA Tour events, second all-time (Sam Snead has 82 wins). He has the most career earnings and career PGA Tour earnings of any active golfer. He is the youngest player to achieve a Grand Slam, and the youngest to win 50 tournaments in one season. At the same time, Woods is only the second golfer, after Jack Nicklaus, to achieve three Grand Slams during his career. Woods has won 18 World Golf Championships, and won at least one of those championships every year during the first eleven years of his career, which began in 1999. Woods and Rory McIlroy are the only golfers to both win the silver medal and the gold medal in the Open Championship.

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