Tiger Woods gave the entire nation quite the scare following his single-car crash in California that left him having to be pulled out from the windshield of his SUV.
The Genesis Invitational was missing one of its biggest stars last weekend as Woods was only a tournament host as he was forced to step back from tournament play after having a fifth back surgery.
Woods appeared on the broadcast for a brief interview with Jim Nantz and it had his fans worried about him.
Transcription of that segment:
“I’m still in the gym doing the mundane things you have to do for rehab before I can start gravitating toward something a little more,” Woods said.
Those three special words—“a little more”—almost made Nantz visibly drool. So, he purred, what have you managed to do in terms of golf?
Lengthened my putter, Woods replied.
Jim wanted more. “The Masters. … You gonna be there?”
“God I hope so. I gotta get there first,” Woods said, displaying his enviable gift for making the obvious sound ominous. “This is the only back I’ve got. I don’t have much wiggle room left here.”
By now, Nantz was sounding like a Tinder prospector growing impatient with flirting. He asked if Woods planned to play a PGA Tour event before the Masters.
“I don’t know what the plan is,” came the less-than-illuminating response.
“We miss you,” Nantz [said].”
Woods isn’t facing any charges stemming from Tuesday’s single-car crash in California.
“He was not drunk. We can throw that one out,” Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Wednesday.
Villanueva shockingly added that the same road Woods crashed on has seen 13 total crashes since January 2020.
Anish Mahajan, the chief medical officer at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, said the golf legend “suffered significant orthopaedic injuries to his right lower extremity,” including “open fractures” to his tibia and fibula.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.