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Is Tiger Woods’ Golf Career Over?

Submitted by on December 3, 2015 – 1:57 pmNo Comment

Last month, Tiger Woods underwent a surgery on his back, the third such procedure he has had over the course of the last two years, to alleviate a pinched nerve in it. And as of right now, he’s having trouble getting around. His rehabilitation process is limited to him spending about 10 minutes on the beach walking everyday. It’s a terrible sign for Woods’ golf career and could result in him having to call it quits long before he’s ready to do so.

Woods sat down with Time magazine recently and granted them a rare 1-on-1 interview which featured him speaking about his troubled back. In his mind, he doesn’t know how much more physical and mental pain he can take, and he’s not going to have any more procedures done.

“One, I don’t want to have another procedure,” he told Time. “And two, even if I don’t come back and I don’t play again, I still want to have a quality of life with my kids. I started to lose that with the other surgeries.”

Woods has two kids, 8-year-old Sam and 6-year-old Charlie, and while golf is still very important to him, his kids aren’t getting any younger. It means that spending time with them is essential, which may require him to put golf on the back burner at some point in the near future.

“Put it this way,” he said elsewhere in the interview. “It’s not what I want to happen, and it’s not what I’m planning on having happen. But if it does, it does. I’ve reconciled myself to it.”

Throughout most of the interview, Woods sounds like a sad man, outside of when he’s speaking about his kids. It sounds like he wants to play golf and wants to be great again, but his health issues aren’t allowing him to do it. So for now, all he can do is sit around, wait, and hope that, one day, golf is something he’s able to do again. Otherwise, this could be the end for one of the greatest golfers to ever play the game.

You can check out Woods’ entire Time interview, which also features him speaking about his relationship with his ex-wife and his legacy as a whole, here.

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