Tiger Woods had surgery again, on his right foot this time, in New York, after the last Masters. But he’s not done with golf yet. Jack Nicklaus, who leads 18 Majors to 15 against the Tiger, told the American weekly Golfweek…
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Jack Nicklaus thinks we will see Tiger Woods again at major golf tournaments.
The two legendary champions indeed talked a lot together during the Dinner of Champions, the week of the Masters, and Nicklaus remains optimistic about the future of the Tiger. According to him, Woods would not have had surgery on his right foot after the 87th Masters , which he finished in agony, if he no longer had any intention of returning to the highest level.
A few days after the Dinner of Champions, the images of the Tiger shot down, limping, on a winter Saturday … in the middle of April in Augusta, went around the world and depressed millions of fans, but the story did not It’s not over, according to Nicklaus.
Before withdrawing from the end of this Masters, disrupted by terrible weather, to avoid playing 29 holes on Sunday, Woods, 47, had nevertheless narrowly passed his 23rd cut in a row at Augusta, equaling Gary Player and Fred Couples.
Unlike some younger players, still very well ranked and winners of Majors too, like Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas and Bryson Dechambeau, eliminated at the end of the 2nd round. For Nicklaus, Woods “showed a lot of guts and courage to play this Masters .
In fact, he is doing quite well. He just can’t walk. We talked a lot and that’s what he told me: “I’m playing really well. I hit the ball well. My short game is excellent. My putting is good. But I can’t walk. So if this surgery can help me walk, I’m ready.” He wouldn’t have surgery if he didn’t want to keep playing.
He is a very motivated and dedicated young man who wants to continue playing golf,” insisted Nicklaus.