It’s been almost 6 months since we first saw the career-pausing car accident of legendary golfer, Tiger Woods. After severely breaking his right ankle and leg in the accident the 15 time major winner’s got a long road ahead to full recovery and even a slight possibility of playing golf once again at the professional level. Every golf fan knows a tournament’s much sweeter to watch on Sunday when Tiger’s making a charge and the game itself is not the same without him. So where does Tiger stand on his recovery process?
Promisingly enough Tiger was spotted earlier last month in Los Angeles with his current girlfriend, Erica Herman, and was spotted walking around on crutches. Considering the severity of his injuries at the ripe age of 45, seeing his walking around with most of his weight bering on his injured leg is a promising sign he’s making major strides in his recovery process.
Tiger hasn’t even come close to swinging a club since the accident, but gave some encouraging words earlier this year in an interview with Golf Digest saying he’d “fight like hell” to make yet another triumphant return to golf from injury. Tiger’s no stranger to playing through pain having dealt with chronic back injuries for years, but noted “this was more painful than anything I have ever experienced.”
As far as things stand at the moment, Tiger’s a long way out from making a return to golf anytime soon. Our best guess, considering he’s barely walking with crutches and has months of rigorous golfing to prepare for the tour once again, we’d say Tiger’s earliest chances of returning to the game are late 2022. If this were 20 years ago, he’d probably be training again already, but Tiger’s not in his prime anymore. Healing will take time, practice will take time. But make no mistake, we’re talking about Tiger fucking Woods here. He’ll be back.