“Never again full-time, never again” – .

“Never again full-time, never again” – .

“I think something realistic is to play the tour someday, never full time, never again, but choose and choose, just like Mr. (Ben) Hogan did,” Woods told the interviewer. Henni Koyack.

“Pick a few events a year and you play around that. You train around it and prepare for it. And you play. I think that’s how I’m going to have to play it from now on.

“It’s a sad reality, but it’s my reality. And I understand it, and I accept it. “

Woods began the interview remotely from his South Florida home by walking into the room with what he called a slight “torn” in his stride, evidence of the severe leg injuries suffered in a crash. car near Los Angeles in February.

Woods says during his grueling rehab, things as simple as watching his son play or listening to the birds singing took on greater significance.

“I have so far to go. … I’m not even halfway there. I have so much more muscle and nerve development than I need to do in my leg. At the same time, as you know, I “I had five back operations. So I have to face this. So as the leg strengthens, the back can sometimes react. … It is a difficult road.

“I’m just happy that I can go over there and watch Charlie play, or go out into the garden and have an hour or two on my own with no one talking, no music, nothing.” I just hear the birds chirping. This part that I sorely missed. “

Woods will be at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas this week. The 20-player tournament benefits Woods’ foundation.

Woods is expected to hold his first media availability since the crash at 9:00 a.m. ET Tuesday in New Providence, Bahamas.

CNN’s David Close contributed to this report.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here