Tiger Woods started playing golf when he was four years old and he was so good at the sport that he turned into one of the greatest golfers of all time, winning 14 majors till date. He was just 4 majors away from equaling Jack Nicklaus’s record of 18 majors but Woods is very unlikely to break that record now as he is contemplating walking away from the game for good.
Woods: Might Be Time To Retire
Woods career started to decline due to personal issues and also due to the injuries he has incurred over the years. He won his last major in 2008 when he finished in first place at the U.S Open and during the last 2 years; he has played only 6 competitive rounds as multiple back surgeries have prevented him from being more active.
He played at the Dubai Desert Classic in February but had to withdraw after suffering back spasms. He underwent back surgery in April which is the fourth surgery on his back since 2014. Woods stated that he did not have any pain in his back but had no idea what his golf game was like now as he is currently hitting only 60 yard shots. The famous golfer was arrested in May near his Florida home after he was driving under the influence. Medical reports showed that Woods had consumed a number of prescription drugs.
Happy To Be Pain Free
The 41 year old Woods will be the U.S vice-captain for the 2017 Presidents Club which will take place at the Liberty National Gold club. Woods was part of the customary media conference and was pretty open about his injuries and his road to recovery. He told reporters that at this point of time he wasn’t sure what his future was going to be like and it was highly likely that he could retire soon.
The veteran golfer who will turn 42 in December said he continues to remain optimistic because he was pain free after a long time which was a positive sign not just for his golfing career but his overall health. Woods said that he still wanted to play golf because he enjoyed the game but his priority right now was to regain full health and then take it one step at a time based on his doctor’s advice.