Tiger Woods' warning, there are still problems

"My ankle is fine, but I still have problems with my right leg"

by Andrea Gussoni
Tiger Woods' warning, there are still problems
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"My ankle is fine, but I still have problems with my right leg." Thus Tiger Woods, after caddying for his son in the USA at the Notah Begay Junior Golf National Championship, spoke in a statement to the Associated Press about his not yet optimal form.

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"After the ankle operation - he added - and the rehabilitation period, I can say that that pain has completely disappeared. But there are other areas of the leg where I still have problems. I caddied for my son for four days and I'm quite sore now." The Californian champion's return to the green could therefore be postponed and, in all likelihood, he will play the PNC Championship in Orlando with his son Charlie from 14 to 17 December.

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.

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