TIGER Woods appears to have put on a brave face as he struggles through the pain.
Woods, 46, is currently hosting The Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas but has opted to withdraw from the tournament as he continues to struggle with plantar fasciitis.
This is a far cry from Wood’s first recent battle with pain after breaking both his legs in a car accident in February 2021.
As a result of his accident and subsequent surgeries, Woods made only three appearances on the PGA Tour that year.
And during his 47th place finish at the Augusta National, his finals partner, Spain’s Jon Rahm, was surprised by Woods’ ability to walk.
Per the Golf Channel, Rahm explained: “I think the fact that we were put on the clock [hole No.] 7 and he was trying to speed up somehow we all looked at the officer like he couldn’t run any faster let’s face it. Like he was already doing an amazing job trying to go up and down those hills.
“We were all joking with the officer and then when he turned around Tiger takes off and I look at my caddy like, well, that’s incredible.”
And according to Rahm, the public couldn’t really see the extent to which Woods was affected by his injuries, stating that “he’s not going to show how badly he’s really hurt.”
Rahm explained: “We then see the reality that the cameras don’t see. He kind of puts on a show for the camera like he’s not showing how badly he’s really hurt.
“When we were done scoring and just seeing him get up and move around the room when nobody was looking that makes a difference, especially after you play eighteen holes and sit down when the legs have cooled a little changes look at that. It’s really inspiring. “
But while he might not reveal it to the public, Woods hinted at his uneasiness when he recently admitted that his “goal is to play the majors and maybe one or two more.”
“Physically, that’s all I can do. I don’t have much left in that leg.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6820098/tiger-woods-walking-issues-revealed-jon-rahm-masters/ Tiger Woods “can’t run any faster” and “puts on a little show for the camera,” reveals Jon Rahm after the Masters pairings