The king is almost back. Last week Tiger Woods posted a video to his Twitter account showing himself hitting golf balls for seemingly the first time since his brutal car accident back in February. After sustaining severe damage to his right leg in the crash it’s been a long rehab process for the 15 time major champ, but nothing he hasn’t experienced before.
In an interview with Golf Digest earlier this week Tiger noted how he’s had to climb Mt. Everest before with constant back surgeries and injuries riddled throughout his career. However, with his 46th birthday approaching later this month and a body that’s been hammered by injuries he’s come to face the hard truth that he’ll never be back at the level he once was.
I can still participate in the game of golf. I can still, if my leg gets OK, I can still click off a tournament here or there. But as far as climbing the mountain again and getting all the way to the top, I don’t think that’s a realistic expectation of me.”Tiger Woods, Golf Digest
While Tiger notes he’s made serious strides since the accident, he makes it clear he’s nowhere near ready for a return to competitive golf. But for the greatest golfer of all time, and one of the most resilient athletes in the history of sports it’s no longer a question of if, but when will Tiger make his triumphant return yet again?