More bad news for the world’s best golfer. Tiger woods withdrew from the Arnold Palmer Invitational due to issues in his back according to Fox Sports. He withdrew after 13 holes.
“I personally called Arnold today to tell him that, sadly, I won’t be able to play in his tournament this year,” Woods said on his website according to FOX Sports.
This is around the same time Jason Day also withdrew from the tournament after a thumb injury. This leaves us with many questions. Will he ever catch Jack Nicklaus? Will he even one another major? With the Masters just three weeks away, will he be healthy enough to play at Augusta?
“It’s too early to know about the Masters, and I will continue to be evaluable and work closely with my doctors,” Woods said according to FOX. “I feel badly that I won’t be able to play in this great tournament this week.”
If he does play in the Masters this year then I honestly don’t think he has a chance. He already withdrew once from the Honda Classic and now he withdrew from a tournament that he won eight times as a pro. That’s a big problem since it’s a tournament that he’s so familiar with. I honestly feel that the sunset will be setting for Tiger sometime. He’ll still win tournaments but I don’t know if I believe he’ll win another major and I don’t think he’ll catch Jack. He already left a magnificent legacy though because as soon as he hits 40, he’ll be in the hall of fame in a heartbeat.
Now, some people may say I’m a “Tiger hater” because I don’t think he’ll catch Jack but let’s be honest. True golf fans don’t call people “Tiger haters” or “Rory haters”, etc. True golf fans will give you a legit reason why Tiger may or may not win another major or catch Jack’s record. So to all of you real golf fans out there, you’re all amazing and I love you. My main reason why he might not win another major is simply because of the injuries he’s had plus he’s not the dominant figure he was back in the day. The same goes for any athlete in that situation. It’s not Tiger’s fault, it’s just kind of bad timing. The only thing we can really do is see how well he recovers and see if he’ll be able to play in this year’s Masters. Best of luck to both Tiger and Jason on their recoveries.
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