After many months off the field due to a significant injury, Tiger Woods has successfully returned to the game of golf.
At the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando, Florida, Woods and his 12-year-old son Charlie finished the second round of the PNC Championship in an astonishing 2nd place. Considering the 45-year-old could barely walk a few months ago, his dedication to improving his physical health is apparent.
While John Daly and his 18-year-old son ultimately took 1st place, the Woods boys certainly gave them a run for their money.
“What a blast,” the professional golfer shared after the event. He included the sentiments, “We had a blast all day. We got on a run, which was great, and Charlie was making some putts.”
This has been a long-anticipated event ever since Woods announced that it would be his return to the field followings his devastating car crash. In February of this year, the golfer suffered a significant car crash that rendered his legs practically useless.
Initially announced on his Twitter page, his team revealed, “Mr. Woods suffered significant orthopedic injuries to his right lower extremity that were treated during emergency surgery by Orthopedic trauma specialists at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, a level 1 trauma center.”
However, after months of physical therapy, he revealed he and his son would be making an appearance at the PNC Championship.
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“Although it’s been a long and challenging year, I am very excited to close it out by competing in the @PNCchampionship with my son Charlie. I’m playing as a Dad and couldn’t be more excited and proud,” he wrote on Twitter.
What are Tiger Woods’ plans moving forward?
Despite his incredible improvements, Woods also shared that returning to competitive golfing as a full-time career remains unclear. “I’ll put it to you this way, as far as playing at the Tour level, I don’t know when that’s going to happen,” he said during a press conference, according to PEOPLE. He added, “Now, I’ll play a round here or there, a little hit and giggle, I can do something like that.”
“This year’s been a year I would like to turn the page on,” he went on to explain. “It’s been full of some tough memories and some tough times, but also some great times, too. But, again, it would be nice to turn the page.”
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