Sports Desk, Nov 29 (EFE).- American golf legend Tiger Woods said that he had no intention of retiring soon because he loved competition and could continue winning tournaments despite turning 48 next month.
“I love competing; I love playing. I miss being out here with the guys,” the 15-time major winner said in a press conference on Tuesday before the start of the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.
“What drives me is that I love to compete. There will come a point in time, I haven’t come around to it fully yet, where I won’t be able to win again … when it comes, I will walk away,” Woods said in his first public appearance before the media since the Masters in April.
Woods said that by 2024 he would set a goal of participating in one tournament a month, having now solved the problem with his left ankle.
The golfer had to undergo surgery in April to relieve the discomfort he suffered in his left ankle following the car accident in 2021.
The subtalar fusion procedure to relieve the arthritis he suffered from a broken bone has been a success, Woods explained.
“I don’t have any of the pain that I had at Augusta in the ankle,” said Woods, who admitted that recovery after the operation was difficult because he had to spend six months without doing anything.
“The first couple months were really rough,” said Woods, who also announced on Tuesday that Rob McNamara, vice president of TGR Ventures, Tiger Woods’ company that encompasses his businesses and foundation, would be his ‘caddie’ during the tournament in the Bahamas. EFE