The return of the ‘golf emperor’ ruined by a cold… Despite the relief, the anxiety still remains

February 18, 2024 0 Comments

Tiger Woods (USA), the “golf emperor,” has ruined his ambitious comeback with a cold.

Woods left the golf course in a cart during the second round of the PGA Tour Genesis Invitational at Palisades Riviera Country Club in California on the 17th (Korea time).

Woods put his tee shot on the fairway on the seventh hole and called the match committee to announce his intention to withdraw and covered his head with his hand as he rode a cart.

After Woods entered the clubhouse, an ambulance arrived at the golf course parking lot, but returned without carrying a patient, according to the AP and Golf Digest, a golf media outlet.

The reason for Woods’ withdrawal was not known, raising questions. About two hours later, Woods’ business partner and friend Rob McNamara said, “Woods was dizzy with cold symptoms.”

After withdrawing from the major tournament Masters in April last year, his return to the regular tournament came to nothing in 10 months.

Knee and back injuries caused him to take the operating table several times, and a car overturn in February 2021 shattered the bones in his right leg.

Woods returned to the golf course in 2022 amid the grim prospect of never being able to walk, but injury nightmares followed him.

From 2022 to the present, he has participated in six tournaments, withdrawn three times (the 2022 PGA Championship, the 2023 Masters and the 2024 Genesis Invitational) and missed the cut once.

Since tying for 45th at last year’s Genesis Invitational, he has not finished the fourth round of the PGA Tour regular tournament.

Woods, who participated in the Hero World Challenge, an irregular competition, in December last year after long rehabilitation, said, “I will participate in the competition about once a month next year (2024).”

However, Woods seemed strange from the first round at the Genesis Tournament, which was his comeback stage. He didn’t limp as he used to, but as the game progressed, he seemed to have something wrong with his body.

It is rare for a professional player to hit a shank while playing an approach shot on the 18th hole in the first round.

After the first round, Woods said, “I started having back spasms from the 16th hole.”

Woods, who is also the tournament’s host, drew attention in the second round by wearing similar clothes to what he wore when he competed in the Nissan Open at Riviera Golf Course when he was 16. 토토사이트웹

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