In mid-February, earlier than the Genesis Invitational, Woods stated in a information convention that he had labored totally on chipping, placing and brief irons, however had not hung out “severely” on his lengthy recreation due to his proper leg.
“I’m nonetheless engaged on the strolling half,” Woods stated then. “My foot was a little bit tousled there a couple of yr in the past, so the strolling half is one thing that I’m nonetheless engaged on, engaged on power and growth in that. It takes time. What’s irritating is it’s not at my timetable. I need to be at a sure place, however I’m not. I’ve simply received to proceed working. I’m getting higher, sure. However as I stated, not on the velocity and fee that I would love. You add within the age issue, too. You simply don’t fairly heal as quick, which is irritating.”
In mid-November, in his first public look because the accident, Woods solid doubt on his skill to return to a bodily situation that might enable him to be aggressive and win on the PGA Tour.
Woods, who on Nov. 21 posted a short video on social media of himself taking a swing, stated he hoped to play aggressive golf once more sooner or later, however provided no timetable for doing so, and dominated out a full-time return to the PGA Tour.
“I received that final main,” Woods stated Nov. 30 at a information convention, recalling his beautiful 2019 victory on the Masters, golf’s most watched occasion, at age 43.
Woods sustained open fractures, in a number of locations, of the tibia and the fibula in his proper leg. He spent a month within the hospital, and medical doctors had thought of the chance that his leg may need to be amputated.
“I’ve had a reasonably good run,” Woods stated in November, then 9 months faraway from the crash. He added: “I don’t see that kind of pattern going ahead for me. It’s going to need to be a special means. I’m at peace with that. I’ve made the climb sufficient instances.”