Tiger Woods: "Amputation an option definitely on the table"



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Tiger Woods: "Amputation an option definitely on the table"

Tiger Woods gave golf journalist Daniel Rapaport the chance to ask a question to him after he fumbled his lines at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. Rapaport (journalist of Golf Digest - ed.), was initially on hand to pose a question to Woods when he spoke to the media for the first time last Tuesday.

Rapaport asked Woods: "How realistic was amputation as an option?" Woods replied: "It was definitely on the table." Rapaport then recalls how Woods stared into his soul with that response, and as a result, he then froze ahead of his next question that he had lined up.

"And, my other question is… um… I forgot," said Rapaport. But to Woods' credit, he gave Rapaport another shot to ask his question later in the week. Considered among the best golfers of all time, as well as the best of the modern era, Tiger Woods has won 110 professional tournaments, including 15 majors, in his multi-decade career, making him the most successful player in history.

He held the top position in the world rankings for a total of 683 weeks, including 281 consecutive weeks (from 12 June 2005 to 30 October 2010), and is the only golfer to have won all four major tournaments of the modern era in the 'span of a single year (between 2000 and 2001).

In 2014, he became the first sportsman in the world to have exceeded a billion dollars in earnings from various sponsors. In 2019, President Donald Trump awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States of America.

On May 29, 2017, while in Jupiter, he was first arrested and then released on bail for drunk driving. Later Woods apologizes for the incident, however saying that his psychophysical alteration was due to a reaction caused by a mix of medicines prescribed by a doctor, and not to an abuse of alcoholic substances; the version will then be confirmed later also by the police, who reveal that the golfer's condition was caused by taking alprazolam, an anxiolytic drug, along with the various painkillers that Woods is forced to take after back operations.

On February 23, 2021, he is involved in a car accident in Los Angeles and suffers numerous fractures in his legs. Now the highly anticipated of him come back: Tiger will partner with his son Charlie as they return to the PNC Championship for a second time, having finished tied for seventh place in 2020.

The American has confirmed he will come back to competitive golf next week at the 2021 PNC Championship, taking place at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Orlando, Grande Lakes, from 16 to 19 December 2021. About his come back, Tiger said: "Although it’s been a long and challenging year, I am very excited to close it out by competing in the PNC Championship with my son Charlie.

I’m playing as a Dad and couldn’t be more excited and proud." IMG’s Alastair Johnston, the executive chairman of the tournament added about Wood's come back: "I am delighted to confirm that Tiger and Charlie Woods will be participating in the 2021 PNC Championship.

We have been liaising with Tiger and his team for some time and are delighted that he has now decided to make his return to competitive golf at the PNC Championship."