Tiger Woods in training nine months after his accident
Golf star Tiger Woods took his first steps on the greens this weekend. A video of the American champion showing him for the first time in training with a golf club in hand since his car crash in California has been posted from his Twitter account,
This video lasts only a few seconds, with Tiger seen from behind quietly hitting an iron, in front of a bucket of balls, on a golf driving range whose location is not specified. This image immediately sparked several thousand fan reactions, as Tiger has 6.5 million Twitter followers. Some observers had announced after his accident that it would be difficult to replay golf at the highest level.
Make progress pic.twitter.com/sVQkxEHJmq
– Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) 21 November
Justin Thomas, professional player and friend of the tiger, immediately welcomed the return to practice of one who is considered one of the best golfers of all time. Just after reassuring on Twitter how much he appreciated Rory McIlroy’s passion for the European Tour on Sunday, Thomas added, sharing Woods’ video: “But I think I love him even more.” Justin Thomas had recently judged probable in a podcast the return on the greens of Tiger Woods. “I know he will try,” he said. “But I don’t see him playing again if he can’t play well. “.
The timing is not negligible
The timing of this video is not surprising, however: the Tiger Woods Foundation just celebrated its 25th anniversary on November 18, and a charity tournament it is organizing in the Bahamas, the Hero World Challenge, is scheduled for early December with 20 guests among the best players in the world, including his compatriots Collin Morikawa, Justin Thomas and Bryson deChambeau.
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