Tiger Woods announced on Twitter that he had surgery on his right ankle to relieve arthritis caused by a broken bone. According to more than one insider, his competitive season could already be archived. The surgery took place at the HSS Sports Medicine Institute in New York.
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Recovery time estimates are eight to 12 weeks, so Woods is a doubt for the three remaining major tournaments. As you know, Tiger let it be known in time that he had to select the number of races to participate in given his physical condition.
More than one has pointed out that Tiger Woods would only play in the Majors. Times are short, and a lot. The calendar in hand shows that in twelve weeks there will be the Open Championship (scheduled from 20 to 23 July). The 2023 PGA Championship will instead be played from May 18 to 21.
The other Major, the 2023 US Open, will take place from June 15 to 18. Woods had severe lameness issues at the last Augusta Masters. The Big Cat made it through the cut for an all-time record 23rd time but retired Sunday morning in third-round recovery with plantar fasciitis.
The broken bone in his ankle that brought him back under the knife comes from the February 2021 car crash in Los Angeles. Eldrick Tont Woods (born December 30, 1975), better known as Tiger Woods, is an American golfer. Considered among the best golfers of all time, as well as the best of the modern era, in his more than twenty-year career he won 110 professional tournaments, including 15 majors, making him the most successful player in history ; held the number one position in the OWG world rankings for a total of 683 weeks, 281 of which were consecutive weeks (from June 12, 2005 to October 30, 2010), and is the only golfer to have won all four majors in the modern era within a single year (between 2000 and 2001).
In 2014, he became the first sportsman in the world to surpass one billion dollars in earnings from wins and sponsorships. He was later surpassed by Michael Jordan and his net worth is estimated at $1.8 billion as of 2023, making him the second highest paid sportsman ever. In 2019, US President Donald Trump awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States of America.