The ordeal of Tiger Woods continues, whose physical problems simply do not leave him alone. This time it’s the Open Championship that the 15-time Major winner has to skip. In Liverpool, therefore, there will be one of the symbols of global golf.
Tiger Woods, statements
The R&A itself gave the news, who communicated in a simple and direct way: “We have been warned that Tiger Woods will not play at Royal Liverpool. We wish him all the best with his recovery.” Tiger has only played two tournaments this year , the Genesis Invitational, where he made the cut and finished 45th, and the Masters in Augusta.
He had passed the cut here too, but he was then forced to retire before the third lap citing plantar fasciitis. Last April 20 there was the communication of the successful surgery linked to one of the many consequences of the February 2021 accident, but sin. ce then the recovery has been slow.
The Open Championship number 151 will take place from 20 to 23 July. “We have been advised that Tiger will not be playing at Royal Liverpool. We wish him all the best with his recovery,” an R&A spokesperson said.
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.