Tiger Woods returned to the driving range

Tiger Woods was at Liberty National (New Jersey) this Tuesday for the Nexus Cup, an exclusive amateur competition reserved for 36 players and where Tiger acts as host with his foundation

by Andrea Gussoni
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Tiger Woods returned to the driving range
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Tiger Woods was at Liberty National (New Jersey) this Tuesday for the Nexus Cup, an exclusive amateur competition reserved for 36 players and where Tiger acts as host with his foundation. The tournament takes place over two days and among the different activities that amateurs have there is a clinic.

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That's where Tiger has been hitting balls accompanied by Rickie Fowler and Will Zalatoris. Eldrick Tont Woods, better known as Tiger Woods, born December 30, 1975 in Cypress (California), is an American golfer.

Considered one of the greatest golfers of all time, he is one of the most popular athletes of the early 21st century. Winner of 15 major tournaments, he revolutionized the world of golf with his sporting results and by attracting a new audience.

Precocious, Tiger Woods started golf at a very young age and achieved an exceptional performance in all junior categories. An amateur scrutinized for his extraordinary qualities, he turned professional at the end of the summer of 1996.

Winner of the 1997 Masters, he became world number 1 less than a season after becoming professional. Dominant for most of the 2000s, various physical problems with his knees and back forced him to reinvent his game. Commercial figure, Nike headliner, Tiger Woods multiplies lucrative contracts off the course, making him one of the richest athletes of the 2000s despite the scandals which taint his private life and his marriage in 2009.

In April 2019, at the age of 43, he achieved the feat at Augusta of winning a 5th Masters and his 15th career major title, eleven years after his last major victory. On May 6, 2019, he was decorated by United States President Donald Trump with the highest American civilian distinction, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

On March 8, 2022, he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. Tiger Woods participates in his first professional tournament since his car accident in 2021, during the 2022 Masters. He made the cut and finished in 47th place with a score of 13 over par, 23 strokes behind the winner, the American Scottie Scheffler.

During the 2023 edition of the Masters, Tiger Woods was forced to withdraw from the tournament due to plantar fasciitis. Despite this major physical problem and the bad weather, Tiger Woods managed to make the cut (+3), his 23rd in a row, a historic record allowing him to equal the American Fred Couples and the South African Gary Player.

Due to bad weather, he only played seven holes during the third round208. On his Twitter account, Tiger Woods declared: “I am disappointed to have to give up playing this morning due to a further worsening of my plantar fasciitis.

Thank you to the fans and the Masters who have shown me so much love and support. Good luck to the players today! »

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