"My goal for 2023 is to play the Majors and one/two extra games. It's all I can do on a physical level. Because I can hit every shot, but the big problem is walking a lot". These were Tiger Woods' statements during a press conference in the Bahamas in view of the Hero World Challenge, an unofficial tournament on the PGA Tour - scheduled from December 1st to 4th - which the Californian will be forced to miss due to plantar fasciitis.
Greg Norman, statements
The of him but not only. Woods also spoke about the future of golf and the clash between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf. And just like the Northern Irish Rory McIlroy, world number 1, has called for the resignation of the CEO of the Arab Super League, Greg Norman.
"I think he should leave. It's the only way to negotiate a peace deal between circuits. Right now, there's too much animosity, anguish, and it's impossible to negotiate if there are legal battles going on." It is Woods' no-nonsense opinion.
That he harshly attacked those who dropped out of the PGA Tour to move on to the LIV. "They have shown contempt and disrespect towards a circuit that took out a large loan deal during the health emergency to support its players." Then on the world ranking criteria: "We need to find a better system.
There have already been changes in the past and I'm sure there will be more soon." On the one hand, McIlroy, emblem of European golf, whom Woods defined as a "true leader". On the other Woods, totem of world and American golf.
Business partners, they recently founded TMRW Sports, a technology company with a progressive approach to sports. Both have rejected pharaonic offers from LIV Golf. And now, side by side, they are the main opponents of the Arab Super League.
Gregory John Norman, known as Greg (Mount Isa, February 10, 1955), is an Australian golfer and entrepreneur nicknamed The White Shark or simply The Jaws. He has proved to be one of the golfers most loved by the public, both for his particular aggressive style of play and for his charismatic attitudes and look inspired by a veiled transgressive non-conformity.
He is considered one of the most complete golfers of the eighties and nineties, even if he didn't reach all the goals that seemed within his reach. Driven by a passion for golf since he was a teenager, he began to achieve significant results in the international arena already in the second half of the 1970s.
Best player in the world from 1986 to 1997, he won the World Matchplay tournament three times (1980, 1983, 1986), the Australian Masters (1980, 1983, 1984) and the British Masters twice (1981 and 1982). In 1993 he won the British Open with a record 267 strokes over the four days of competition.
In 1994 he won the American professional championship in which he also set the record of 264 hits, still unbeaten limit. Three times he was the season's best in cashes on the PGA Tour.